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Romeo; plus Juliet: True Confessions of a Ghoastly Father

May 2015
ISBN: 978-0-9882820-7-0
5.0" x 8.0" / 168 pages
Retail price: $10.95

From the newly discovered Jamestown Shakespeare Manuscripts comes the appalling true story of a Roman Catholic friar, a fair youth, and of the dark lady who came between them.   Romeo, plus Juliet, written in Italian by Friar Frier, translated by Richard Barnfield, edited by Al Dotson, is the Gothic tale of a priest gone mad for the love of a 16-year-old boy-toy of 16th century Verona.  Romeo and Juliet, until Shakespeare messed with it, was a true story; in parishes throughout the Christian world, it still is.  Only the names have changed:
“[Romeo, plus Juliet] is just about the funniest book I remember having read.” —Partisan Review
“[Romeo, plus Juliet] is a masterpiece of grotesque comedy, partly an unsubdued wilderness where the wolf howls—a real wolf howling for a real Red Riding Hood.”  —Anchor Review
“[Romeo, plus Juliet] is filled on every page with literary allusions, linguistic experiment and fits of idiosyncrasy.” —New Statesman
“[Romeo, plus Juliet] is not about sex.  It is about love.”  —Encounter