Vera of Las Vegas

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Gallery Books, 2001 - Drama - 53 pages
This is a libretto, with music by the distinguished composer Daron Aric Hagen. It has an unlikely setting--Las Vegas, its airport and casinos--and a more unlikely cast of characters: the chorus of flight attendants, two shady characters named Trench and Trilby, an undercover INS agent named Doll, a shady pair of on-the-lam IRA volunteers, now illegal aliens, Taco Bell and Dumdum Devlin and, of course, Vera, an African-American transvestite lap dancer. This is a surreal, anguished meditation on alienation and the death of love.

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Paul Muldoon was born in Northern Ireland in 1951. He lives with his wife, the novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz, & his two children in New Jersey, & teaches at Princeton University. In 1999 he was elected Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford.

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