Author(s): Jim Lynch
From the Richard & Judy-picked, internationally bestselling author of The Highest Tide comes a hugely entertaining political novel set in Seattle in the 1960s and the present day.
It is 1962, and the city of Seattle is about to be famous. Roger Morgan, an audacious young promoter, wants to pull off the ultimate coup de theatre: the World's Fair. In the run-up to the grand opening, Roger is everywhere at once - entertaining Elvis Presley, playing secret card games and smooth-talking his way out of awkward financial questions - all under the haze of whiskey and the shadow of a looming crisis in Cuba. Roger dazzles everyone he meets, and is still a backstage power forty years later when, at the age of seventy, he makes a surprise bid for mayor. Helen Gulanos, a new journalist in town who has just read a retrospective on the 1962 Fair, resolves to uncover the real Roger from behind the warm handshakes and glossy receptions - because even Seattle's golden boy must have something to hide.
Hard-nosed yet profoundly humane, a cat-and-mouse-tale of backroom deals, idealism and pragmatism, Truth Like the Sun is the most ambitious novel yet from the beloved author of The Highest Tide.
Jim Lynch is the author of three novels, The Highest Tide, Border Songs and Truth Like The Sun. Before becoming a full-time novelist Lynch wrote for newspapers throughout the Northwest and beyond, winning the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, the George Polk Award and other national honors. He now lives in Olympia, Washington, with his wife and daughter.