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Wonder of the World

David Lindsay-Abaire

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-311-7
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8
Paper
Overlook
10/1/2002

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Two years after his Fuddy Meers floored audiences and critics alike, David Lindsay-Abaire followed up his debut hit with Wonder of the World, and had critics searching for new superlatives. The New York production featured knockout performances by Sarah Jessica Parker and Amy Sedaris. Ben Brantley, in the New York Times wrote, "clearly, Mr. Lindsay-Abaire hasn't lost his playfully wicked eye, equally appalled and affectionate his style both embraces and spoofs the All-American appetite for spiritual lift, sitcom perkiness, and slimy tabloid prurience."

Once again, Lindsay-Abaire displays his knack for quirky characters and offbeat humor. When we first meet the protagonist, Cass, she's packing her suitcase to leave her husband. A firm believer in destiny and inspired by a Marilyn Monroe movie she boards a bus to Niagara Falls, where she hopes to meet the unknown man she believes herself fated to end up with. Along the way toward the inevitable climax on the brink of the waterfall, she checks items off her list of "things to do in life," and takes the audience on an often moving, always hilarious journey.

"Totally wacky with a credible emotional center beneath its zaniness wholly entertaining." Robert Dominguez, New York Daily News

"Lindsay-Abaire further establishes himself here as a writer with a terrific gift for absurdist humor, leavened with just enough doses of seriousness to provide emotional resonance." Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

David Lindsay-Abaire is the author of the highly successful Fuddy Meers, which premiered in New York in 1999. He has signed a two-picture deal with Miramax Films, and is currently developing a television show for Conan O'Brien's production company and finishing his screen adaptation of Fuddy Meers. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Julliard School, he is a member of New Dramatists, the Dramatists Guild, and the WGA. He lives in Brooklyn.

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