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Author Flynn, Nick, 1960-

Title Alice invents a little game and Alice always wins / Nick Flynn.

Published New York : Faber and Faber, 2008.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  812.54 FLYNN    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 67 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "In this first play from the award-winning memoirist and poet Nick Flynn, four strangers meet on a New York City sidewalk during a blackout. Gideon finds himself locked out of his apartment, stranded on the street with nothing but a television and the company of three individuals, each mysterious in his or her own way: the specter-like Alice, ringleader of the neighborhood; Esra, a fifteen-year-old girl whose mother is M.I.A. - again; and Ivan, a marooned businessman trying to make his way home. As Gideon futilely attempts to break into an apartment that may or may not be his, an unsettling connection between Ivan and Esra develops while Alice and Gideon look on helplessly. Unable to make sense of their predicament, let alone alter it, the four float aimlessly in and out of seeming reality only to find themselves even more lost when the electricity finally comes back on." "Once again exploring the tenuous membrane that separates comfortable everyday existence from the desperate margins of society, Flynn portrays an urban dystopia unnervingly similar to our own world while poignantly tapping into the loneliness and peril of city life."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Quakers -- Drama.
Electric power failures -- Drama.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
ISBN 9780670011391 (paperback: alk. paper)
0670011398 (paperback: alk. paper)
0865479852 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780865479852 (paperback: alk. paper)