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Harlot's Ghost Summary
Norman Mailer

Everything you need to understand or teach Harlot's Ghost by Norman Mailer.

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Harlot's Ghost Summary

Plot Summary

Harlot's Ghost is a novel discussing the Central Intelligence Agency or CIA career of Harry Hubbard. Jumping back and forth through time, the novel deals mostly with Harry's young adulthood working in espionage around the world, particularly in Washington D.C., Berlin, Germany, Uruguay, and Miami.

Harlot's Ghost is divided into two versions of Harry's autobiography, the Alpha and the Omega, named after his cousin and later wife, Kittredge's theories about the human mind. The novel starts with the Omega manuscript, which describes an evening when Harry returns home to his wife Kittredge from a trip to see his mistress only to discover that his mentor and Kittredge's first husband, Harlot, has died. It is difficult to tell if the death was an accident or a murder, ostensibly orchestrated by the CIA. After a discussion with one of his colleagues, Harry returns to Kittredge, who announces that she...

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