THE FLOATING ISLAND: A Tale of Washington.
Edition: First printing.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - A satirical novel about government bureaucracy, involving a "treacherous journalist, a bumptiously brilliant grant seeker, representatives from the mysterious Temple of Ray, and the hapless organizers of a presidential campaign who interfere with the back stabbing and status-seeking antics at Washington's Division of Evaluation, Training, and Morale." Annie Dillard called this "wonderfully, howlingly funny.. . a tour de force that sends up not only Washington politics but all contemporary culture." 286 pp. ISBN: 0-395-377021.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
Book ID: 21680
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