It's 1950s Washington, D.C.: a world of bare-knuckled ideology and secret dossiers, dominated by personalities like Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, and Joe McCarthy. Enter Timothy Laughlin, a recent college graduate and devout Catholic eager to join the crusade against Communism. An encounter with a handsome State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, leads to Tim's first job and, after Fuller's advances, his first love affair. As McCarthy mounts a desperate bid for power and internal investigations focus on & 8220;sexual subversives& 8221; in the government, Tim and Fuller find it ever more dangerous to navigate their double lives. Moving between the diplomatic world of Foggy Bottom and NATO's front line in Europe, Fellow Travelers is a searing historical novel infused with political drama, unexpected humor, and genuine heartbreak.
A young idealistic gay aide in 1950s Washington D.C. suffers from his love affair with a cruel and hypocritical State Department official, Hawkins "Hawk" Fuller. Author Thomas Mallon uses the unbalanced power of their relationship to reflect the corruption and insidiousness of Joseph McCarthy's witching-hunting House of Un-American Activities, and does a fine job of melding political and personal dramas.
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- May 6, 2008
- May 6, 2008
- Thomas Mallon
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