The Vertical Smile
|Publisher||New York, Dial Press|
|Media type||Print (Hardback, Paperback)|
|Pages||334 pp (first edition, hardback)|
The Vertical Smile is a political satire novel by Richard Condon, published in 1971. It deals with politics, sex and greed, centering on the 68-year-old mother of a political candidate falling in love with a 70-year-old man with a very outrageous and scandalous history.
The novel was panned by Kirkus in 1971. The reviewer wrote that "those who remember Mr. Condon as a staggering storyteller will have to look elsewhere" and "very readable it's not".
- Richard Condon. "THE VERTICAL SMILE". Kirkus Reviews.
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