October Revolution: A Novel
With humor and insight, October Revolution records the personal odyssey of Rod Huxley, a one-time radical author forced to confront a past he has successfully avoided for more than two decades. A terrorist is holding hostages at a Burger King in Washington, DC, and only one demand has been issued: that Huxley appear in the fast-food restaurant. His cross-country trip is one of mystery (Who is in the Burger King -- and why?), confusion, and remembrance. The journey is further complicated by bungling FBI Special Agent Fenwick, who has been dispatched from Washington to protect Huxley.Wrenched from self-imposed hermitage, Huxley is forced to come to terms once again with the publication in 1972 of his Cookbook far Revolution: 150 Easy Ways to Boil, Broil, and Fry the Rich, an act of literary creation he quickly came to regret. Not only has he had to live with the hack job done to his manuscript by a New York editor, but he's also spent most of his life trying to forget the so-called revolutionaries whose zeal was inspired by his book.Yet now Huxley is forced to ask himself tough questions about his relationship to this very public past: Why were many ideals so readily discarded? Are any worth retrieving now? Can anything be learned from the revolutionary Sixties, or have nostalgia and cynicism made that impossible? Huxley's ultimate quest -- to find his own answers to these questions -- unfolds as he approaches the unknown terrorist waiting for him at a fast food restaurant in the nation's capital.
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