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Foolscap: Or, the Stages of Love

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Publisher Comments:

Professor Theo Ryan lives a quiet life teaching drama at Cavendish University in North Carolina, but everything gets turned upside down when he meets Ford Rexford — America's best-known playwright. Ford is the most talented and the most impossible man Theo has ever met. And Ford's genius, his reckless romanticism, and his fearless love of life profoundly influence the reticent scholar.

When Ford discovers that Theo has written a play, a madcap journey begins that pushes the young recluse out of the wings onto the bright, bustling stages of life and love. There he finds himself playing roles he never would have thought possible.

In his most hilarious book since Handling Sin, Michael Malone has created a story as wildly funny as it is profoundly wise. Foolscap is brilliantly comic, a celebration of creativity and a deft portrait of a memorable cast of very human players.

Review:

"Malone...delights the reader with his witty eye for the kind of detail that proclaims with humor and confidence, 'This is true!'" Los Angeles Times Book Review

Review:

"This fine and funny novel should not be read in haste. [It] would be both a loss to the reader and an insult to the author's wit and skill." Atlantic Monthly

Synopsis:

Young drama professor Theo Ryan?s life is turned upside down when he meets Joshua "Ford" Rexford — America?s most acclaimed playwright and the most impossible and most talented man he?s ever encountered. Because of Ford?s influence, a journey begins that encompasses quirky scholars, bickering university faculty, the Renaissance giant Sir Walter Raleigh, and, of course, ingenious plays.

About the Author

Michael Malone is the literate and compassionate voice of the new American South. Critically acclaimed as one of the country?s finest writers, his great gift for crafting remarkable and enduring comedies, as he did in Handling Sin, Dingley Falls, and Foolscap, is matched only by his ability to deliver riveting suspense and mystery. Now, after a long absence, Michael Malone has returned to the scene of the crime. He has also come home to the South. He now lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with his wife, Maureen Quilligan, chair of the English department at Duke University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570717574
Author:
Malone, Michael
Publisher:
Sourcebooks Landmark
Location:
Naperville, Illinois
Subject:
General
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
College teachers
Subject:
Theatrical producers and directors
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Dramatists
Subject:
English teachers
Subject:
College stories.
Copyright:
Series Volume:
102
Publication Date:
January 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.14x5.42x1.08 in. 1.03 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages Sourcebooks Landmark - English 9781570717574 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Malone...delights the reader with his witty eye for the kind of detail that proclaims with humor and confidence, 'This is true!'"
"Review" by , "This fine and funny novel should not be read in haste. [It] would be both a loss to the reader and an insult to the author's wit and skill."
"Synopsis" by , Young drama professor Theo Ryan?s life is turned upside down when he meets Joshua "Ford" Rexford — America?s most acclaimed playwright and the most impossible and most talented man he?s ever encountered. Because of Ford?s influence, a journey begins that encompasses quirky scholars, bickering university faculty, the Renaissance giant Sir Walter Raleigh, and, of course, ingenious plays.
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