Prodigal Son
Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781559365260Publication Date:
16 Jun 2016
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99
First Staged:
Manhattan Theatre Club, 2016

Prodigal Son

By John Patrick Shanley

Paperback £14.99

An explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of either salvation or destruction, from the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt.

When a troubled but gifted boy from the South Bronx arrives at a private school in New Hampshire, two faculty members wrestle with how to help him adjust to his new environment. The boy is violent, brilliant, alienated, and on fire with a ferocious loneliness.

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'savvy and often moving'

Guardian

'A keen, passionate portrait of the author as a poetry-spouting romantic punk torn between literary dreams and his roots in the Bronx... Prodigal Son is pure, splendid Shanley: shaggily idealistic and always scratching a philosophical itch underneath jokes and banter.'

Time Out New York

'Shanley chooses characters stretched to the breaking point between rage and love… His are characters of obsessive passions who match those passions with hyper-melodic language.'

BOMB magazine
Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781559365260Publication Date:
16 Jun 2016
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99

Also by John Patrick Shanley:

Doubt
Defiance
Outside Mullingar
Dirty Story and other plays
Storefront Church

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