The Gay Place (Texas Classics) (Paperback)

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By Billy Lee Brammer, Don Graham (Introduction by)
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Set in Texas, The Gay Place consists of three interlocking novels, each with a different protagonist—a member of the state legislature, the state's junior senator, and the governor's press secretary. The governor himself, Arthur Fenstemaker, a master politician, infinitely canny and seductive, remains the dominant figure throughout.

Billy Lee Brammer—who served on Lyndon Johnson's staff—gives us here "the excitement of a political carnival: the sideshows, the freaks, and the ghoulish comedy atmosphere" (Saturday Review).

Originally published in 1961, The Gay Place is at once a cult classic and a major American novel.

Praise For…

An acute portrait of the capitol city’s politics and social mores, circa the fifties.
— Texas Monthly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780292708310
ISBN-10: 0292708319
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 1995
Pages: 560
Language: English
Series: Texas Classics