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    George V. Higgins
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    Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition (1975)
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    256 pages
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His books were all published as by George V. Higgins. A City on a Hill (1975). The Judgment of Deke Hunter (1976). A Year or So with Edgar (1979).

His books were all published as by George V. He was married twice, first to Elizabeth Mulkerin Higgins (divorced 1979); second to Loretta Cubberley Higgins. The book was notable for its long excerpts of writers Higgins admired, including William Manchester and Irwin Shaw, and also for its unusually blunt judgments ("If you do not seek to publish what you have written, then you are not a writer and you never will b. ) Published works. Kennedy for the Defense (1980) (Jerry Kennedy series). The Rat on Fire (1981).

A City On A Hill book. I came across an interview of George V. Higgins some time ago and I read that he kind of disowned this novel, his fourth, which came after a genre-changing trio of books set in the criminal underworld. Those novels, like all of his books, were driven by dialogue, but the interviewer made it seem like this one had ventured too far. In a way, I take his point. 99 percent of this book is spoken, and most of the exposition Higgins does offer is simply 'he said,' 'she said.

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George Higgins's first venture into political fiction reads something like the Nixon White House Transcripts. His dialogues, which make up nearly the entire book, are elliptical, digressive, confusing and often seem implausible-even as the Nixon Tapes did. He can make you blush with embarrassment for the people you are eavesdropping on-embarrassment for their intimacies overheard and also for their banality. But pant of Higgins's success is that the conversations in A City on a Hill, including several that drake your skin crawl, have the undeniable sound of primarysource material.

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See contact information and details about George V. George Vincent Higgin was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, grew up in the nearby town of Rockland, Massachusetts, and attended Boston College.

And, "As Ronald Reagan said in his farewell address to the nation, 'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity

1975) A novel by George V Higgins.

1975) A novel by George V Higgins. Ex-newspaperman Hank Cavanaugh, right-hand PR man to Democratic Massachusetts Congressman Sam Barry, methodically sounding out and projecting his boss's presidential possibilities, subordinates his personal life to the privacies, panderings, and politicsof inside Washington Genre: Mystery. Used availability for George V Higgins's A City on a Hill.

It would be hard to think that Higgins, with such a smashing familiarity with the lowlife of Boston and environs and their vulgate - all those Friends and Games and Trades - could write an only indifferently interesting book.

Hard Cover; Very Good; Dust Jacket - Very Good; Alfred A. Knopf First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover, Very Good cloth covered boards with light edge wear and fading. Textblock is tight and clean. DJ is Very Good with light edge wear and sunned spine. Page top edges dyed grey.