Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel

Third Party

I have a question for the team. I dimly remember someone, a few years ago, talking about Howard Waldrop working on a massive novel about a family who had for generations supported the 3rd party candidates in the US elections - I think the concept was that one of the family would always be supporting whoever came third. I can find no mention of this book. So the question is
a) did I dream it?
b) was it a genuine rumour but the book just wasn't written?
c) have I got it wrong about it being Waldrop?
d) rather than being a real novel was it a concept e.g. 'hey, wouldn't it be cool if Howard Waldrop wrote a novel where...'?

I am inclined to think that I have conflated a number of bizarre things as I remember the suggestion that the novel was going to be called 'Trout Fishing in America' which, of course, is a Richard Brautigan novel.

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