Elizabeth Connelly, editor at a New York vanity press, sells the dream of publication (admittedly, to writers of questionable talent). Stories of true emotional depth rarely cross her desk. But when a young writer named Tupper Daniels walks in, bearing an unfinished novel, Elizabeth is drawn to both the novelist and his story—a lyrical tale about a man in love with more than one woman at once. Tupper’s manuscript unlocks memories of her own secretive father, who himself may have been a bigamist. As Elizabeth and Tupper search for the perfect dénouement, their affair, too, approaches a most unexpected and poignant coda.
A brilliant debut from one of our most celebrated authors, A Bigamist’s Daughter is “a wise, sad, witty novel about men and women, God, hope, love, illusion, and fiction itself” (Newsweek).
Elegant, useful, and witty explanations of 160 words and terms shrouded in the professional mystery that makes people distrust whoever utters them. This lexicon, and a brilliant introductory essay in which Wayne Biddle takes on the perpetrators of scientific newspeak, make Coming to Terms a primer of the new science, and a trenchant commentary on language, culture, and our perception and manipulation of the world around us.
Illustrated throughout with David Suter’s ingenious drawings.
This brilliant poet treats the world in remarkably witty style—at times with rollicking good humor—and that in itself is a rare quality in poetry written in the 20th century. John Bricuth writes with a great gusto on a variety of subjects—with lightness and wit about the writing of poetry itself and with seriousness about Laurel and Hardy. Bricuth’s rare command of verse forms and his infinite range of tone makes this volume a distinct addition to Georgia’s Contemporary Poetry Series.