A Play

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Random House, Inc.
When Roscoe, a 65-year-old Cervantes scholar, runs off with a young woman named Sally, he decides to stay a while in her family home. Soon he discovers that Sally’s house—once inhabited by James Dean; perched precariously over the San Fernando valley—is filled with secrets, sadness, and haunted women who cannot leave themselves or anyone else in peace. From Lucy, Sally’s suspicious sister, to Mable, their Shakespeare-quoting invalid mother, to Elizabeth, Mable’s lovely and mysteriously mute nurse, the forces of the house conspire to make Roscoe question his assumptions about everything. As scars and histories are revealed, Shepard shows, as only he can, what happens when the secrets simmering within a family boil over. Heartless masterfully explores the irrevocability of our pasts—and the possibility of life begun anew.

Baker & Taylor
In his bold new play, the Pulitzer prize-winning author explores the irrevocability of our pasts and the possibility of new life through a 65-year-old Cervantes scholar who runs off with a young woman and stays in her house, which is filled with haunted women who cannot leave themselves or anyone else in peace. Original.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, Inc., 2013
ISBN: 9780345806826
Branch Call Number: 812.54 SHE 2013
Characteristics: 120 pages cm


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