By Ellen Meister
The acid-tongued Dorothy Parker is again and haunting the halls of the Algonquin together with her piercing wit, audacious voice, and suddenly delicate wisdom.
Heavenly peace? No, thanks. Dorothy Parker could relatively wander the recognized halls of the Algonquin resort, drink in hand, trying to find an individual, somebody, who will retain her corporation in this aspect of eternity.
After 40 years she thinks she's chanced on the ideal candidate in Ted Shriver, a super literary voice of the Seventies, silenced early in a promising occupation through a devastating plagiarism scandal. Now a prickly recluse, he hides away within the previous inn slowly death of melanoma, which he refuses to regard. If she will simply persuade him to signal the notorious guestbook of Percy Coates, Dorothy Parker could possibly convince the jaded author to spurn the white mild along with her. Ted, even if, could be the single individual residing or useless who's extra obdurate than Parker, and he rejects her concept outright.
When a tender, formidable television manufacturer, Norah Wolfe, enters the resort looking for Ted Shriver, Parker sees one other chance to get what she wishes. as an alternative, she and Norah be able to discover such startling secrets and techniques approximately Ted's earlier that the longer term adjustments for all of them.
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