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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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My Little Blue Dress

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There's a reason this memoir of a 100-year-old woman's sun-soaked rural childhood is not at all what it seems. In Bruno Maddox's warmhearted comic novel it is soon revealed why a young man who knows very little about history and even less about being a woman attempts to improvise an old woman's autobiography in a single frantic night, and why he fails. A love story, a murder mystery, an acclaimed satire, My Little Blue Dress is a hugely entertaining and hilariously audacious fiction debut, "a winsome and vastly entertaining novel" (The New York Times Book Review) by a marvelous new literary talent.

"In his first novel, Maddox concocts a hilariously off-the-wall satire of the memoir. . . . Brilliantly funny . . . Maddox's writing is purposely uppity, but the kitschy, honest overtones communicate a very witty take on love and life." (Publishers Weekly)

"Hilarious . . . fun, full-throttle stuff." (Entertainment Weekly)

About the Author

Bruno Maddox is a Harvard graduate and former book reviewer for The New York Times and The Washington Post. He took over the editorship of Spy magazine in 1996, elevated it to within spitting distance of its former glory, then accidentally drove it out of business after two short years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142000489
Author:
Maddox, Bruno
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
441
Publication Date:
20020326
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 6 up to 6
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.95x5.12x.56 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
from 1

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