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Merely Players: McDonald, Gregory

Merely Players

McDonald, Gregory

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ISBN 10: 0940595184 / ISBN 13: 9780940595187
Published by Hill & Company, Publishers, Boston, 1988
Condition: Near fine Hardcover
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hardcover, 217 pages. SIGNED by McDonald on the title page. Top corners are bumped, still a tight near fine cpy in a bright near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 638

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Title: Merely Players

Publisher: Hill & Company, Publishers, Boston

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

Pursuing beautiful Janet Twombly from Maine to Paris in its jazz heyday, young minister Dan Prescott finds her at the center of a complex love quadrangle and wonders whether he can save her

From Publishers Weekly:

Although McDonald jumps disconcertingly among the four main characters, this picaresque third novel in the Time series holds the reader's interest. Lissome Janet Twombly lures men like a Venus flytrap: her good looks disarm them; her teasing remoteness draws them in. Promised to the virginal clergyman Dan Prescott, she falls in love with jazz pianist and composer David MacFarlane. He stirs Janet's restlessness, she his bourgeois longing for a wife and family. Living with David, drinking uncontrollably, traveling the world, Janet eventually marries him in a wild, sodden, midnight ceremony at the Club Solo, where David is the pack-'em-in pianist. Despite an abrupt and unsatisfying denouement, the cast of appealing if sometimes enigmatic characters and the highly evocative portrayal of the jazz world produce an absorbing narrative.
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