Rachel to the rescue

by Lipman, Elinor,

Format: Print Book 2021
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Rachel Klein is sacked from her job at the White House after she sends an email criticizing Donald Trump. As she is escorted off the premises she is hit by a speeding car, driven by what the press will discreetly call "a personal friend of the President." Does that explain the flowers, the get-well wishes at a press briefing, the hush money offered by a lawyer at her hospital bedside? Rachel's recovery is soothed by comically doting parents, matchmaking room-mates, a newjob as aide to a journalist whose books aim to defame the President, and unexpected love at the local wine store. But secrets leak, and Rachel's new-found happiness has to make room for more than a little chaos. Will she bring down the President? Or will he manage to do that all by himself? Rachel to the Rescue is a mischievous political satire, with a delightful cast of characters, from one of America's funniest novelists.
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Lipman (Good Riddance) takes a satirical, strange, and erratic ramble through the Trump presidency. In Washington, D.C., 20-something Rachel Klein, daughter of doting, paint store--owning parents, lands a job in records management at the White House, which consists mainly of taping back together memos ripped up by Trump, the "shredder-in-chief." An email Rachel sends complaining about the president gets her fired. Then she's hit by a car, and while recovering in the hospital, she learns from a BuzzFeed article that the driver was Veronica Hyde-White, Trump's optometrist. Rachel then takes a job doing research for "muckraker" author Kirby Champion, who is writing a book about Trump, and learns about a bizarre love quadrangle involving Veronica; Veronica's husband, Simon; Simon's real estate agent lover; and the president. The light, playful tone makes for an odd juxtaposition with the political satire ("It was bad enough getting knocked unconscious by a speeding car, but why did it have to be driven by a woman who was having sex with the president of the United States?"). Readers may get a kick out of the wild romp, but those for whom the Trump term felt darker than fodder for frothy fiction may want to look elsewhere. (July)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Traffic accidents -- Fiction.
Conspiracy -- Fiction.
Satirical fiction.
United States -- Officials and employees -- Fiction.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-2021 -- Fiction.
Political fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher Boston :2021
Edition First U.S. edition.
Language English
Description 296 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780358653257
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