Other Desert Cities

Other Desert Cities

A Play in Two Acts

eBook - 2011
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In OTHER DESERT CITIES, Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs to visit her parents after a six-year absence. A once-promising novelist, she announces to her family the imminent publication of a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history - a wound that her parents don't want reopened. Brooke has come home to draw a line in the sand and is daring her family to cross it. Her brother won't play her game; her aunt knows way too much, and her parents fall into all their old routines as they plead with her to keep their story quiet. In this family, secrets are currency and everyone is rich. In simplest terms, the play is about a girl who comes home to the desert with a story about where she is from, who her people really are, what she thinks they really are. Her parents represent an Establishment that she feels has betrayed this country. She goes to war with them, and blood is spilled.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2011
ISBN: 9780802194954
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Moore, Honor 1945-
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Aug 05, 2012

Good, not great. There's a lot of humor here, and I can see where an actress playing the character of Silda has a lot to work with (this is the character for which Judith Light won her recent Tony). A lot of humor, a lot of careful character study, but the denouement is just a little too uncertain for my taste, and didn't completely buy the final plot twist.

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