Missile Paradise by Ron Tanner

By Ron Tanner

Within the Marshall Islands, an island-nation in the course of the Pacific Ocean that was a checking out floor for nuclear bombs, American engineers and programmers are making and checking out missiles whereas their "hosts," the indigenous Marshallese, sweep their streets and fresh their homes. It's 2004, the Iraq warfare is heating up, and September 11 is clean in everyone's minds. Following 4 interconnected tale lines—the meltdown of a burned-out cultural liaison who has "gone native" and bitterly resents his function in holding the Marshallese down; a tender programmer who has misplaced his leg in a reckless solo crusing trip; the struggles of a tender widow with childrens whose husband drowned in a mysterious diving twist of fate; and the harmful spiral of a Marshallese youngster whose American female friend rejects him while she returns to the States—Missile Paradise is an epic, heartbreaking, and satirical novel in regards to the conflict of cultures among the american citizens attempting to observe their American Dream during this seeming paradise, and the Marshallese who're either angered and bedazzled by means of that dream.

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That may be so—but will they believe it from a Protestant? " That was all the President said; but later on Lanny learned from Pro- is fessor Alston that the heads of the hierarchy had come to Washington and "talked cold turkey"; in other words, votes. 's Supreme Court reform plan. They had threatened in so many words to do it. "Mr. Roosevelt," remarked the visitor, "what you say is almost identical with what Leon Blum has told me. He carried an election on a program of domestic reforms, and is very proud of having pushed them all through.

Wise as Serpents I IN ORTHWARD up the valley of the Mohawk, Lanny began one He Hudson and into that of the of those motor trips in which he combined as a boy, and loved the enjoyed the variety of He landscapes slipping by; his subconscious mind was pervaded by the presence of nature, even while his thoughts were occupied with his personal problems or the destiny of the world. If the mood took him he might turn on the little radio in the car, a combination of inventions by which music could be brought to miUions of homes and to travelers on business with pleasure.

He had to take with them the pose of art lover and ivory-tower dweller to whom politics was a base trade, far beneath a gentleman's notice. He had to listen to the expression of the most reac- PRESIDENTIAL AGENT 38 if someone asked him a direct question: "What do you think about it, Mr. " tionary opinions, and VIII ^ What Lanny did with his father was to ask him they had in the plant; his father told for the new how model. Lanny expressed interest in were going "mating jigs" things just installed the this odd form of the reproductive process, with the result that Robbie offered to take him and show him the Next morning he was escorted through which had sprung up in a few months on latest devices.

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