A breath-taking, original and compelling novel based on the private life of JFK, from the BAFTA award-winning creator of Bodyguard and Line of Duty
‘A novel of our times: shameless and prurient, detached and salacious’ Observer
John Fitzgerald Kennedy is the 35th President of the United States, and a serial womaniser. An American man for the modern age: Kennedy is handsome, charming, a beaming paragon of worldly virtue. But beneath the slick veneer of a confident statesman he harbours a vice that will threaten his family, his fortune and even his country.
Empathetic, darkly witty and deft, Jed Mercurio’s American Adulterer shines a novelist’s spotlight on the world’s most powerful, and corrupting institution: the American Presidency.
American Adulterer is a novel of our times: shameless and prurient, detached and salacious
Compelling. Glacially elegant prose... depicts a man who, for all his power, remains imprisoned by desire
A gripping and thoughtful novel
Remarkable... The president's wit, courtesy, peacemaking vision and cool judgement are all here, vividly re-created, as well as courage in the face of near disabling infirmity and pain....gripping and thoughtful
He writes in brilliantly clinical prose...His real success is here is to highlight how JFK moved politics into a culture of celebrity...Mercurio finds a truth in JFK through fiction