Plum & Jaggers

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Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000 - Fiction - 228 pages
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"Sam McWilliams is the only member of the comedy troupe Plum & Jaggers who remembers the afternoon of June 11, when the first two cars of the Espresso from Milan to Rome exploded, killing everyone on board except a four-year-old French boy and a conductor." "Haunted by the terrorist explosion that killed his parents and obsessively driven to protect his orphaned younger siblings - even if it means breaking the law - precocious, fiercely independent Sam discovers during a stint in a Washington, D.C., juvenile home that he has a gift as a writer of family comedy. So begins the dark, quirky Plum & Jaggers series of sketches about a family of children whose parents are never at home. The McWilliams family troupe rises from open-mike venues to small comedy clubs to a late-night television slot, creating a stir - and unwittingly exposing the family to new dangers that cost Sam his resilient wit and threaten his sanity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Susan Richards Shreve is a professor at George Mason University.

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