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|Posté le: Lun 26 Juin - 10:51 (2017) Sujet du message: Second Sailor, Other Son Lawrence Bransby
When Ralph, a mentally disturbed young man, insists on being cast as Hamlet in an amateur production of the play, there is a possibility that things might just go wrong. Add into the mix that this young man's father committed suicide shortly after he and his two young sons came home early one evening to find another man in their mother's bed... Like Hamlet, Ralph is deeply confused and bitterly disappointed in the mother he loves with an Oedipal passion. Four years after his father's suicide, Kate, an enthusiastic and idealistic young teacher, decides to put on the play. As Ralph immerses himself in his role, reality and the world of the play begin to merge: is it the lecherous Claudius he plans to kill on stage or the man his mother has recently married? Is it his girlfriend Maeve or Ophelia who has let him down so badly when he needed her most? Told through the eyes of his younger brother Thomas, we watch the psychological frailties of two brothers rub one another raw through their mutual love for the same young woman, Maeve. And we, as readers, observe as the opening night of the play builds to its explosive conclusion... Written by award-winning author Lawrence Bransby, this tense psychological drama is, on another level, a love story of aching simplicity when, seven years after the evening of the play, Maeve and Thomas meet again; memories still raw and tender are brought to the surface of their lives.
bound: 235 pages
publisher: Independently published (April 13, 2017)
isbn: 1520975228, 978-1520975221,
weight: 14.7 ounces (