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Outlaws Josh Michaels

Outlaws

Josh Michaels

Published
ISBN : 9780989099301
Paperback
268 pages
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A lot of people are attracted to their in-laws. But they pay attention to the warning signals. Usually prudent, history professor Jon Marcus has blundered through the flashing red lights. Twice. Hes sleeping with his brothers wife and his wifesMoreA lot of people are attracted to their in-laws. But they pay attention to the warning signals. Usually prudent, history professor Jon Marcus has blundered through the flashing red lights. Twice. Hes sleeping with his brothers wife and his wifes sister. Compounding Marcuss problems is the fallout, twenty-five years later, from a teenage romance with his cousin. When Jons mother is diagnosed with lung cancer, relations with his wife, his contentious brothers, and the sisters-in-law begin to unravel. Outlaws is more than the story of illicit affairs with relatives. Marcus is helping direct an unorthodox production of The Magic Flute, with a subversive take on Sarastro and the Queen of the Night. He also volunteers at his local animal shelter on weekends, where he walks the dogs that will be euthanized on Monday. These activities weave their way into the plot, as does his passion for Venice and his curiosity about the sister-in-law problem in European history. Set in Tampa, Los Angeles, New York, and Las Vegas, and Venice, California, and Venice, Italy, Outlaws is an erudite, entertaining, and moving narrative about some of the most dangerous of liaisons, a subject thats apparently taboo even today. The disgruntled academics, eccentric singers, quarrelsome brothers, appealing cousins, and seductive sisters-in-law are rendered with sympathy and wit, and their tragicomic story is one that readers wont soon forget.