Holy Fools + 2 Stories

Holy Fools + 2 Stories

by Marianne Ackerman

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Overview

In the novella, Holy Fools, a man on the verge of suicide answers the doorbell and is arrested for a crime he did not commit. His luck changes when he meets Tolstoy, a Lord and author of long books who is doing time for crimes against shareholders. A dark comedy about the game of life. Two stories complete the collection: Nobody Writes to the Professor and Albert Fine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771830027
Publisher: Guernica Editions, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Series: Essential Prose Series , #116
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

A long-time Montrealer, Marianne Ackerman was born in Belleville, Ontario. She has an MA in drama from the University of Toronto and studied French at the Sorbonne. Her three published novels include the best-seller Jump. A frequently produced playwright, her new comedy Triplex Nervosa will be part of the Centaur Theatre's 2014-15 season. She is publisher of the online arts magazine Rover found at www.roverarts.com. The novella and stories in Holy Fools mark her first foray into short fiction.

In the novella, Holy Fools, a man on the verge of suicide answers the doorbell and is arrested for a crime he did not commit. His luck changes when he meets Tolstoy, a Lord and author of long books who is doing time for crimes against shareholders. A dark comedy about the game of life. Two stories complete the collection: Nobody Writes to the Professor in which a long-suffering scholar meets an old love and is offered a last chance at success; and Kitchen Smells, featuring a woman who finds her life changes in unforeseen ways after a brief, heady trip to Mumbai.

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