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The great night
Chris Adrian
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Summary: Acclaimed as a "gifted, courageous writer"( The New York Times), Chris Adrian brings all his extraordinary talents to bear in The Great Night --a brilliant and mesmerizing retelling of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." On Midsummer Eve 2008, three people, each on the run from a failed relationship, become trapped in San Francisco's Buena Vista Park, the secret home of Titania, Oberon, and their court. On this night, something awful is happening in the faerie kingdom: in a fit of sadness over the end of her marriage, which broke up in the wake of the death of her adopted son, Titania has set loose an ancient menace, and the chaos that ensues will threaten the lives of immortals and mortals alike. Selected by The New Yorker as one the best young writers in America, Adrian has created a singularly playful, heartbreaking, and humorous novel--a story that charts the borders between reality and dreams, love and magic, and mortality and immortality.


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