Together as husband and wife, Nick Ward and Lena Grant ran a successful boutique law firm in Minneapolis, vanquishing all their legal foes side by side. Then Nick's charmingly erratic behavior finally became too much for Lena. And so the marriage and the partnership ended.
Butlike C. K. Dexter Haven and Tracy Lordit seems that Lena and Nick just can't quite separate. Lena works out fiercely, keeps her dates with the boring and conventional Preston Winter, and daily battles on against corporate greed. But Nick's not doing so well.
Still brilliant and devilishly clever, he is now also almost crazy. He is prone to fantasy and the big gesture, and he engages frantically in guerrilla warfare for the sake of animals wild and domestic. Nick doesn't make plans; he has visions. And eventually his antics put him back into Lena's hands. While she tries to navigate the legal waters he's thrown them into, Nick veers out of her wake and into the midst of a simpatico set of companions, including Oscar, his psychiatric attendant and Marvel Comics collector; Ralph and Alice Wilson, the rebellious managers of the city animal shelter; and an aging Irish hound named Wolfram.
Often laugh-out-loud funny, with bright wit and machine-gun dialogue, The Marriage of True Minds sweetly explores modern love, undying idealism, some dedicated animal rescue, and one cracked partnership that cant be sunderedfrom without or from within.
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"Evans demonstrates his playwright's mastery of dialogue and tension in his accomplished and whimsical first novel about love and the bizarre behavior it ignites." - Publishers Weekly.
"Poignant and outrageous, moving and profound, Evans' delectable debut novel thrums with zesty dialogue and a memorably zany cast of irresistable characters." - Booklist.
"Stephen Evans' first novel, The Marriage of True Minds, is a funny, poignant, oddly beautiful book about three divergent life forms - animals, people, and lawyers. You will love it if you read it with a true mind." - Kinky Friedman.
"I just finished spending some wonderful hours skipping along to the tale of two lawyers in The Marriage of True Minds . . . . The dialogue is fast-paced, funny, and with Nick, you often have to stop and say, 'hmmm, I get it.' The characters do things out-of-the ordinary, and it is so refreshing. It is a book that will entertain you and make you hope that Nick and Lena make another appearance in the near future." - Eileen Dengler, Executive Director, NAIBA (New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association).
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A playwright, performer, and director, Stephen Evans is an established figure in the Baltimore-Washington theater world. The Marriage of True Minds is his first novel.
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