A call to arms
Former US congressman Steve Israel takes on the gun lobby in his first satirical novel.
By MICHAEL LINDGREN/ NEWSDAY
May 3, 2018 22:55
3 minute read.
IN A congressman’s debut novel, a Long Island mayor proposes making her hamlet a gun-free zone.
(photo credit: EDUARDO MUNOZ / REUTERS)
F. Scott Fitzgerald once famously observed that “there are no second acts in American life.” Fitzgerald, though, never had the opportunity to meet congressman-turned-novelist Steve Israel.The former representative from New York’s third congressional district, Israel has produced in Big Guns – a spirited satire of the gun lobby and American politics in all its hubris and corruption. Drawing with relish on his own experience, Israel cooks up a zany tale of a political scandal that overruns the sleepy fictional Long Island town of Asabogue.
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