by William Rowe
At 24, Neil Godwin, newly hatched from Oxford, is back home in Newfoundland and ready to govern. But Premier Percy Clapp, cunning, pernicious and charming who brought him into the political fold to destroy him puts him through his paces in corruption, cruelty and betrayal. But the dirtiest trick of all is stripping Neil of his idealism. Raw and bawdy, this cunning satire is a classic primer.