Evidence of Barak Obama’s fast approaching inaguaration day is everywhere: from the cable news channels, to the newstands and now in the newest piece of fiction by New York Times bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld. Slate magazine has asked her to pen an original inaguration novella which appears on their website in five parts.
Sittenfeld’s first foray into the political novel came last year with American Wife, which chronicles the life of Alice Blackwell — whose resemblence to Laura Bush is anything but subtle. In a previous blog entry I praised this great portrait of a fictionalized First Lady. The paperback is available next month.
If this novella is anything like her latest novel, you’ll be glad you have internet connection and a mouse.