A Wild People

A Wild People

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Trapped in a loveless marriage, middle-aged Dubliner T. J. Quill embarks on an affair with a woman he does not understand and finds his career improving when he becomes an archivist to the widow of a late Western filmmaker. By the author of Da and A Life.

McMillan Palgrave
This rich, mature novel follows a few years in the life of T. J. Quill, a middle-aged Dubliner trapped in a passionless marriage, who is soon lured into an affair with the voluptuous Josie, a woman he only half-understands. Meanwhile, through a doomed friendship with a producer named "Thorn" Thornton, Quill becomes embrangled with a staging of a Plautus satire (retitled Lust). It's a memorable production which premieres outdoors, at night, during a hurricane.

But just when Quill's career seems on the skids, it receives a much-needed boost when he is hired as the archivist to the late, great Western filmmaker, Sean O'Fearna, and finds himself matching wits with the director's flamboyant and feckless widow.

This is a darkly comic tale of fluctuating friendships and rivalries on Dublin's creative fringes that makes subtle jabs at people's desire to reinvent themselves. Hugh Leonard has written an extraordinary first novel about marriage, adultery, friendship, and a lifelong love of film. A Wild People is a brilliant, modern novel of manners by one of Ireland's most prominent and popular playwrights.


Blackwell North Amer
This novel follows a few years in the life of T. J. Quill, a middle-aged Dubliner trapped in a passionless marriage, who is soon lured into an affair with the voluptuous Josie, a woman he only half understands. Meanwhile, through a doomed friendship with a producer named "Thorn" Thornton, Quill becomes embrangled with a staging of a Plautus satire (retitled Lust). It's a memorable production which premieres outdoors, at night, during a hurricane.
But just when Quill's career seems on the skids, it receives a much-needed boost when he is hired as the archivist to the late, great Western filmmaker, Sean O'Fearna, and finds himself matching wits with the director's flamboyant and feckless widow.

Baker
& Taylor

Trapped in a loveless marriage, middle-aged Dubliner T.J. Quill embarks on an affair with a woman he does not understand and finds his career improving when he becomes an archivist to the widow of a late Western filmmaker.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780312290290
0312290292
Branch Call Number: LEO
Characteristics: 276 p

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