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Book Information: Frolic of His Own, a

Frolic of His Own, a (1994) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

"Justice? - You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law." So begins this mercilessly funny, devastatingly accurate tale of lives caught up in the toils of the law. Oscar Crease, middle-aged college instructor, savant, and playwright, is suing a Hollywood producer for pirating his play Once at Antietam, based on his grandfather's experiences in the Civil War, and turning it into a gory blockbuster called The Blood in the Red White and Blue. Oscar's suit, and a host of others - which involve a dog trapped in an outdoor sculpture, wrongful death during a river baptism, a church versus a soft drink company, and even Oscar himself after he is run over by his own car - engulf all who surround him, from his freewheeling girlfriend to his well-to-do stepsister and her ill-fated husband (a partner in the white-shoe firm of Swyne & Dour), to his draconian, nonagenarian father, Federal Judge Thomas Crease, who has just wielded the long arm of the law to expel God (and Satan) from his courtroom. And down the tortuous path of depositions and decrees, suits and countersuits, the most lofty ideas of our culture - questions about the value of art, literature, and originality - will be wrung dry in the meticulous, often surreal logic and language of the law, leaving no party unscathed.

Original title: A Frolic of His Own
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: A Frolic of His Own

A Frolic of His Own (1994)
Awards: National Book Award: Fiction (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

A Frolic of His Own (February 10, 1995)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 0684800527
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.9 x 1.1
Pages: 512

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