Big Guns: A Novel

Big Guns: A Novel

Sinopsis

From Steve Israel, the Congressman-turned-novelist who writes “in the full-tilt style of Carl Hiaasen” (The Washington Post), a comic tale of the mighty firearm industry, a small Long Island town, and Washington politics: “Congress should pass a law making Big Guns mandatory reading for themselves” (Nelson DeMille).

When Chicago’s Mayor Michael Rodriguez starts a national campaign to ban handguns from America’s cities, towns, and villages, Otis Cogsworth, the wealthy chairman and CEO of a huge arms company in Asabogue, Long Island, is worried. In response, he and lobbyist Sunny McCarthy convince an Arkansas congressman to introduce federal legislation mandating that every American must own a firearm. Events soon escalate.

Asabogue’s Mayor Lois Leibowitz passes an ordinance to ban guns in the town—right in Otis Cogsworth’s backyard. Otis retaliates by orchestrating a recall election against Lois and Jack Steele, a rich town resident, runs against her. Even though the election is for the mayor of a small village on Long Island, Steele brings in the big guns of American politics to defeat Lois. Soon, thousands of pro-gun and anti-gun partisans descend on Asabogue, and the bucolic town becomes a tinderbox. Meanwhile, Washington politicians in both parties are caught between a mighty gun lobby and the absurdity of requiring that every American, with waivers for children under age four, carry a gun. What ensues is a discomfiting, hilarious indictment of the state of American politics.

“New York congressman-turned-novelist Steve Israel delivers a second brilliant political satire” (Booklist, starred review). “An entertaining satire” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Big Guns is “a wonderfully irreverent satire about the fractured and fractious American political and lobbying system…a rollicking comedic trip” (Publishers Weekly).

Capítulos

  • BigGuns 01 Open
    Duración: 13s
  • BigGuns 02 Prologue
    Duración: 04min
  • BigGuns 03 Ch1
    Duración: 11min
  • BigGuns 04 Ch2
    Duración: 28min
  • BigGuns 05 Ch3
    Duración: 11min
  • BigGuns 06 Ch4
    Duración: 24min
  • BigGuns 07 Ch5
    Duración: 08min
  • BigGuns 08 Ch6
    Duración: 20min
  • BigGuns 09 Ch7
    Duración: 13min
  • BigGuns 10 Ch8
    Duración: 15min
  • BigGuns 11 Ch9
    Duración: 17min
  • BigGuns 12 Ch10
    Duración: 11min
  • BigGuns 13 Ch11
    Duración: 13min
  • BigGuns 14 Ch12
    Duración: 11min
  • BigGuns 15 Ch13
    Duración: 06min
  • BigGuns 16 Ch14
    Duración: 14min
  • BigGuns 17 Ch15
    Duración: 22min
  • BigGuns 18 Ch16
    Duración: 05min
  • BigGuns 19 Ch17
    Duración: 13min
  • BigGuns 20 Ch18
    Duración: 17min
  • BigGuns 21 Ch19
    Duración: 07min
  • BigGuns 22 Ch20
    Duración: 20min
  • BigGuns 23 Ch21
    Duración: 07min
  • BigGuns 24 Ch22
    Duración: 18min
  • BigGuns 25 Ch23
    Duración: 27min
  • BigGuns 26 Ch24
    Duración: 06min
  • BigGuns 27 Ch25
    Duración: 12min
  • BigGuns 28 Ch26
    Duración: 09min
  • BigGuns 29 Ch27
    Duración: 32min
  • BigGuns 30 Ch28
    Duración: 19min
  • BigGuns 31 Ch29
    Duración: 03min
  • BigGuns 32 Ch30
    Duración: 13min
  • BigGuns 33 Ch31
    Duración: 05min
  • BigGuns 34 Ch32
    Duración: 06min
  • BigGuns 35 Ch33
    Duración: 15min
  • BigGuns 36 Ch34
    Duración: 22min
  • BigGuns 37 Ch35
    Duración: 09min
  • BigGuns 38 Ch36
    Duración: 15min
  • BigGuns 39 Ch37
    Duración: 15min
  • BigGuns 40 Ch38
    Duración: 03min
  • BigGuns 41 Ch39
    Duración: 01min
  • BigGuns 42 Ch40
    Duración: 15min
  • BigGuns 43 Ch41
    Duración: 07min
  • BigGuns 44 Ch42
    Duración: 07min
  • BigGuns 45 Epilogue
    Duración: 02min
  • BigGuns 46 Credits
    Duración: 24s

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