Juggling the Stars

Juggling the Stars

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Baker & Taylor
Morris Duckworth, an unhappy and poverty-stricken English teacher in Verona, descends deeper and deeper into crime and violence as he moves from petty theft to a plot to kidnap a wealthy heiress who has fallen in love with him

Blackwell North Amer
Morris Duckworth teaches English to the pampered rich of Verona, and Morris is not pleased. Living a meager existence in a squalid apartment, he regards his privileged students with envy and disdain, first wreaking revenge by petty theft and then, like all good criminals, graduating to grander larceny. He ultimately schemes to "steal" a seventeen-year-old heiress, but to his surprise and chagrin her parents unequivocally reject the marriage proposal. So he concocts a clumsy kidnapping that the besotted girl perceives as an elopement.
Following a frightening logic, Morris's subversions become deeper and darker, each outrage proffering its own twisted excuse. Soon events are spiraling with eerie momentum into a nightmare of deception and violence.

Baker
& Taylor

Morris Duckworth, an unhappy and poverty-stricken English teacher in Verona, descends deeper and deeper into crime and violence as he moves from petty theft to a plot to kidnap a wealthy heiress who has fallen in love with him.

Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1993
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780802115010
0802115012
Branch Call Number: FICTION PARKS
Characteristics: 218 pages ; 22 cm

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