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Will (Paperback)

Christopher Rush

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-254-8
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Paperback
Overlook
8/25/2009

Product Description

March 1616: William Shakespeare is dying, with his lawyer at his bedside. It is time to dictate his will. But how can a man put his affairs in order before he’s come to terms with his past? Acclaimed poet, novelist, and Shakespeare professor Christopher Rush has created an utterly irresistible figure whose voice rings true across 400 years—irrepressible, bawdy, witty, and wise, his every word steeped in the situations and phrases of his own plays.

Author Information
Christopher Rush is the author of twelve critically acclaimed works of fiction, memoir, and poetry, including A Twelvemonth and a Day, Venus Peter, and Hellfire and Herring. He taught Shakespeare for thirty years.

Praise for Will
“Masterful—a lifetime’s engagement with Shakespeare’s words informs every page.”—James Shapiro, author of 1599

“Part literary genesis, part historical thriller ... This ravenous soliloquy fairly bursts with life.”—Publishers Weekly

“Rush boldly takes us where no man has gone for 400 years.”—New York Post

“A richly poetic novel ... linguistically witty and imaginative.”—Times Literary Supplement

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