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The Other Woman and Other Short Pieces - Collection / Anthology

The Other Woman and Other Short Pieces

David Ives

Collection / Anthology

ISBN: 9780822222606

Four disparate works demonstrate David Ives' mastery of the short form…

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Four disparate works demonstrate David Ives' mastery of the short form. THE OTHER WOMAN is a dark drama of sexual obsession within a marriage, as Thomas's sleepwalking wife, Emma, becomes his mistress without knowing it. (1 man, 1 woman.) ST. FRANCIS TALKS TO THE BIRDS is a comic excursion into death and dying in which the holyman meets a couple of desert vultures waiting to turn him into dessert. (2 men, 2 women.) THE BLIZZARD brings Salim and Natasha into the country house of Jenny and Neil on a fateful night when the house's owners must decide whether to put their trust in a pair of strangers. (2 men, 2 women.) In MOBY-DUDE, OR: THE THREE-MINUTE WHALE, Nathaniel, a stoned-out surfer dude, summarizes Melville's classic for his skeptical high-school teacher in a high-speed monologue. (1 man.)
"A haunting suspense story…A shiver-inducing erotic pas de deux…A cleverly wrought yarn that also possesses real emotional depth, THE OTHER WOMAN generates both edge-of-your-seat suspense and a measure of compassionate wonder about the mysterious frailty of the mind, and of the married state. It is seriously spooky, and good fun, but it's also a sensitive, sorrow-tinged parable about the secrets and lies that can create dangerous fissures in a seemingly firm relationship." —NY Times.
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David Ives

David Ives

David Ives is probably best known for his evenings of one-acts, collected as All in the Timing (Vintage Books) and Time Flies (Grove Press). His full-length work to date has been collected in Polish Joke and Other Plays (Grove). He is also the author of two young-adult novels, Monsieur Eek and Scrib. He lives in New York City with his wife, Martha. view full profile

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