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Dreams of Long Lasting: Medoff, Mark

Dreams of Long Lasting

Medoff, Mark

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ISBN 10: 0446515973 / ISBN 13: 9780446515979
Editorial: Warner Books, New York, New Yorl, 1992
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Casa Camino Real (Las Cruces, NM, Estados Unidos de America)

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Mark Medoff's first novel. Medoff is the author of "The Children of A Lesser God." In fine condition in mylar. Inscribed: "6/6/92 For Dolores Fuller. With all best wishes as you persue your dreams of long lasting. Mark Medoff Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 001247

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Título: Dreams of Long Lasting

Editorial: Warner Books, New York, New Yorl

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Inscribed By Author

Edición: First Edition.

Tipo de libro: Hard Cover

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Extricating himself from an emotionally destructive romance, fledgling playwright Jake Landau returns home and marries a former girlfriend, but their relationship becomes complicated when Jake finds himself falling in love with his wife

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A promising if taxing debut by playwright Medoff (Children of a Lesser God, etc.) about a young Jewish playwright who does his best to make a mess of his life and then hangs in there long enough to sort it out. Jake Landau is an English grad student at Stanford when things start going wrong--or right (it's sometimes hard to tell which is which here)--and Leslie Ann Masterson, an aspiring actress, walks into his life. They glom onto each other as if Crazy Glued, but Jake notices some strange things: she wants him to sleep with her disabled friend, conceals her real name, and secretly meets with a car salesman who turns out to be her stepfather. Gradually the ugly truths dribble out--i.e., that Leslie Ann's mother committed suicide and that she was sexually abused by both her father and her stepfather. So, because Jake's too immature and Leslie Ann's simply too weird to handle a relationship, they split, with Jake going home to Miami Beach, where he gets engaged to an old girlfriend named Sandra while fending off a passel of crazy (and very funny) relatives. For a while Jake and Sandra try to make a life in the Southwest, where he's got a teaching job and his first play is produced. But both of them have affairs, and only the play prevails. It's moved to New York, where Medoff pulls off his hyperventilating climax--which includes the reappearance of Leslie Ann (about to deliver Jake's baby), good reviews for the show, and a revelation from Jake's dad about just how he spent the Holocaust. There's enough here for five years of a TV series, and a slight but insistent scent of therapy pervades. But Medoff's characters do have flesh on their bones, and his comic gift is undeniable. So if he gets a pair of shears and simplifies, his next book could be a joy. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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Casa Camino Real is a book store based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, 42 miles from the Mexican Border. We sell new, used,first edition and out of print books in many languages. We also serve as a Community Resource and Archival Center serving audiences of all ages. We are in the process of creating Museo de La Gente, an arts residency center, a resource library, a workshop & exhibit space as well as a venue for multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-ethnic literary, literacy, music and arts events for audiences of all ages and backgrounds in the borderland corridor. We host year-long workshops, readings, panels and arts events for the borderland, national and international community. We believe we can heal the world, one book, one cup of coffee, and one story at a time. In addition to books, we sell folk art, Mexican lobby cards and posters, vintage vinyl and cultural memorabilia in our historic adobe dating from the 1850s.

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