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Curtains for Roy by Aaron Bushkowsky
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Curtains for Roy

by Aaron Bushkowsky

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When Alex's friend Roy told him he had cancer and only six months to live, they decide to go on a trip to the Okanagan, British Columbia's wine-growing region. While there, they stage a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream bathed in smoke from local wildfires. It was an offbeat story with everyone saying clever things and consuming a lot of wine.

The combination of a familiar locale, theatre, and humour should have made this a winner for me, unfortunately the absence of quotation marks made it difficult to know if the words were spoken or imagined, who spoke, or if it was simply narration. I spent a lot of time repeating sections to make sure I understood. If this book had included the usual punctuation I would have enjoyed it a lot more and rated it higher. ( )
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Alex is a playwright suffering from writer’s block and harsh reviews. His best friend, Roy, is a theatre director with lung cancer and six months left to live. In pursuit of fresh air and great wine, they go on a road trip to the Okanagan Valley, where Roy rediscovers his passion for theatre. But when he decides to stage a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at a winery, disaster ensues: the woman cast in the lead is the winery owner’s wife and has no talent; wildfires encroach upon the surrounding forest; and Roy slips closer to death, one cigarette at a time. Curtains for Roy is a hilarious peek into the world of theatre, where the greatest drama is offstage and the best performances take place behind the curtain. -- Amazon
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