Real People

Real People

by Alison Lurie
     
 

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"Are those artists, Mom, or are they real people?" asks a child visiting Illyria, a luxurious retreat for successful and not-so-successful writers, painters, and musicians. On the first day of her stay, Janet Smith likens Illyria to heaven--and its guests to gods or angels. But before long, she is comparing them to children, madmen, and demons. "Dazzlingly comic. . . …  See more details below

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"Are those artists, Mom, or are they real people?" asks a child visiting Illyria, a luxurious retreat for successful and not-so-successful writers, painters, and musicians. On the first day of her stay, Janet Smith likens Illyria to heaven--and its guests to gods or angels. But before long, she is comparing them to children, madmen, and demons. "Dazzlingly comic. . . . a superb piece of ironic portraiture".--THE LONDON TIMES.

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ISBN-13:
9780805051810
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
163
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.52(d)

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