Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.


O Cover


A Presidential Novel

By Anonymous

Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781451625967, 368pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2011


The truth only fiction can tell.

This is a novel about aspiration and delusion, set during the presidential election of 2012 and written by an anonymous author who has spent years observing politics and the fraught relationship between public image and self-regard.

The novel includes revealing and insightful portraits of many prominent figures in the political world—some invented and some real.

Monday, Jan 24, 2011

O: A Presidential Novel gives a fictionalized portrayal of the 2012 elections, but the decision to publish anonymously raises concerns about the motivations for leaving a name off the title page. More at

NPR Audio Player Requires Flash Upgrade: Please upgrade your plug-in to view this content.