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A Shadow and A Silhouette
     

A Shadow and A Silhouette

by Carl Reader
 

A Shadow and A Silhouette is a memoir of the riotous 1970s taking place at the Bucks County Playhouse in the artist's colony of New Hope, Pennsylvania. A neurotic young writer and a scurrilous young actor find they have loves and fears and ambitions in common and strike up a friendship based on imbibing, art and women. While the writer is recovering from a violent

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A Shadow and A Silhouette is a memoir of the riotous 1970s taking place at the Bucks County Playhouse in the artist's colony of New Hope, Pennsylvania. A neurotic young writer and a scurrilous young actor find they have loves and fears and ambitions in common and strike up a friendship based on imbibing, art and women. While the writer is recovering from a violent end to his college career and early love life, the sodden actor is escaping from an overwhelming fear of imaginary gigantic spiders, as both find relief in the local gin mills and one sordid affair after another. Old-time movie and TV actors and actresses like Yvonne DeCarlo, Tom Poston and Dana Andrews makes cameo appearances when they come to town to act in the playhouse's productions. The wild young days of artists and alcoholics turn inevitably toward disaster and disintegration, as novels get written and theater is acted out in tragedy and comedy and personal failings turn ugly.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044366947
Publisher:
Carl Reader
Publication date:
03/09/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
283 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Carl Reader trained as a journalist at Temple University and has worked as a reporter, photographer and editor in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Montana. He's published short stories in literary magazines and on the Internet and has self-published a children's Christmas story called THE TWELFTH ELF OF KINDNESS.That book was partially published in Russia under the Sister Cities program. He's also self-published a novella called THE PERSECUTION OF WILLIAM PENN, which has been well-received in several college libraries. He works as a professional photographer and freelance writer.

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