Whores of Lost Atlantis

Whores of Lost Atlantis

Book - 2005 | First Carroll & Graf edition
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In this madcap novel, Drama Desk Award winner Charles Busch brings to the page the plot twists and flamboyant, appealing characters that made his Vampire Lesbians of Sodom one of the longest-running plays in Off-Broadway history. Set in downtown New York City, Whores of Lost Atlantis features Julian Young, a performer and playwright who tells the story of his acting troupe's hilarious struggle to assemble an Off-Broadway production of Julian's play, Whores of Lost Atlantis, in which Julian acts in drag. The novel's unforgettable cast of characters includes Joel, a perfect English gentleman from Indiana; Roxie, an actress/librarian with moxie; Buster, a voluptuous young alcoholic; Camille, the fiery wig designer Julian considers having an affair with; Perry, Julian's best friend, with a weakness for plastic surgery and peroxide; and Kiko, the wonderfully wicked performance artist who tries to sabotage Julian's career. Getting his play produced proves to be a picaresque adventure with plenty of surprises, leaving the reader feverishly turning pages to see if the show can go on.
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2005
Edition: First Carroll & Graf edition
ISBN: 9780786715213
0786715219
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 431 pages ; 21 cm

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This joyous romp from Charles Busch leaves no satirical stone unturned. Campy humour, over-the-top characters, and vivid recreations of experimental, Theater of the Ridiculous, and off-off-Broadway productions are just a few of the book's many charms. "Drag is being more, more than you can b... Read More »

This joyous romp from Charles Busch leaves no satirical stone unturned. Campy humour, over-the-top characters, and vivid recreations of experimental, Theater of the Ridiculous, and off-off-Broadway productions are just a few of the book's many charms. "Drag is being more, more than you can b... Read More »

This joyous romp from Theatre of the Ridiculous founder Charles Busch leaves no satirical stone unturned. Campy humour, over-the-top characters, and vivid recreations of experimental, off-off-Broadway productions are just a few of the books many charms. If you enjoyed Priscilla, Queen of the Dese... Read More »

This joyous romp from Theatre of the Ridiculous founder Charles Busch leaves no satirical stone unturned. Campy humour, over-the-top characters, and vivid recreations of experimental, off-off-Broadway productions are just a few of the books many charms. This is a must read for fans of Patrick Den... Read More »

This joyous romp from Theatre of the Ridiculous founder Charles Busch leaves no satirical stone unturned. Campy humour, over-the-top characters, and vivid recreations of experimental off-off-Broadway productions are just a few of the books many charms. Highly recommended!


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