Date: September 2016
Duration: 48 hours 32 minutes
With unprecedented scope and consummate skill, Norman Mailer unfolds a rich and riveting epic of an American spy. Harry Hubbard is the son and godson of CIA legends. His journey to learn the secrets of his society-and his own past-takes him through the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the "momentous catastrophe" of the Kennedy assassination. All the while, Hubbard is haunted by women who were loved by both his godfather and President Kennedy. Featuring a tapestry of unforgettable characters both real and imagined, Harlot's Ghost is a panoramic achievement in the tradition of Tolstoy, Melville, and Balzac, a triumph of Mailer's literary prowess.
"Elegantly written and filled with almost electric tension...When I returned from the world of Harlot's Ghost to the present I wished to be enveloped again by Mailer's imagination." -Robert Wilson, USA Today
"Immense, fascinating, and in large part brilliant." -Salman Rushdie, The Independent on Sunday
"A towering creation...fiction as real and as possible as actual history." -The New York Times