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A Wild People
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
Publication date July 1, 2002
Pages 279
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312290290
ISBN-10 0312290292
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $23.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Trapped in a loveless marriage, middle-aged Dubliner T. J. Quill embarks on an affair with a woman he does not understand and finds his career improving when he becomes an archivist to the widow of a late Western filmmaker. By the author of Da and A Life. description: Product Description:
This rich, mature novel follows a few years in the life of T. J. Quill, a middle-aged Dubliner trapped in a passionless marriage, who is soon lured into an affair with the voluptuous Josie, a woman he only half-understands. Meanwhile, through a doomed friendship with a producer named "Thorn" Thornton, Quill becomes embrangled with a staging of a Plautus satire (retitled Lust). It's a memorable production which premieres outdoors, at night, during a hurricane.

But just when Quill's career seems on the skids, it receives a much-needed boost when he is hired as the archivist to the late, great Western filmmaker, Sean O'Fearna, and finds himself matching wits with the director's flamboyant and feckless widow.

This is a darkly comic tale of fluctuating friendships and rivalries on Dublin's creative fringes that makes subtle jabs at people's desire to reinvent themselves. Hugh Leonard has written an extraordinary first novel about marriage, adultery, friendship, and a lifelong love of film. A Wild People is a brilliant, modern novel of manners by one of Ireland's most prominent and popular playwrights.

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from Thomas Dunne Books (July 1, 2002)
9780312290290 | details & prices | 279 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $23.95
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from Methuen Pub Ltd (May 9, 2002)
9780413759801 | details & prices | 275 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $14.25
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