The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin

My Name Is Will by Jess Winfield

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In Jess Winfield's endearing, wildly imaginative debut novel meet struggling grad student Willie Shakespeare Greenberg (trying to write his thesis about the Bard. Kind of.) and would-be playwright (and oppressed Catholic) William Shakespeare - eighteen years old and stuck teaching Latin in the boondocks of Stratford-upon-Avon. This is a Tale of Two Shakespeares . . . on magic mushrooms. Our hero, struggling California grad student Willie Shakespeare Greenberg, is trying to write his thesis about the Bard. Kind of. Having been cut off by his father for laziness and desperate for cash, Willie agrees to deliver a single, giant, psychedelic mushroom to a mysterious collector, only to find himself a target in Reagan's War on Drugs. Meanwhile, would-be playwright (and oppressed Catholic) William Shakespeare is eighteen and stuck teaching Latin in the boondocks of Stratford-upon-Avon. The future Bard is asked to deliver a contraband box of sacramental wafers blessed by the Pope at a time when Catholics are being hanged and drawn and quartered as traitors. When 1980s Willie, cornered by DEA agents and one too many girlfriends, eats the giant mushroom at a Renaissance Fair, and 1580s William takes his first communion at his own shotgun wedding, their minds and stories merge, allowing each to become the fully-realized Shakespeare he is destined to be. This 2008 Allen & Unwin Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 9781741756029 SKU: 1084857 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.