Meet Gilbert and Moira - the strangest couple to ever marry for each other's money. And enter, finally, the Cellinis, Gilbert's huge internecine stepfamily, whose fortune has not been amassed as innocently as Gilbert first thought, and who conform rather more closely to Italian-American stereotypes than Gilbert would like to believe.
Meet Gilbert and Moira - the strangest couple to ever marry for each other's money. Living in New York in 1991 is Gilbert Selwyn, a young man possessed of boundless charm and an allergy to employment, who has devised a plan to wring a nice pile of loot from his mother's newest (and obscenely wealthy) husband. The scheme, simply put, is to get married for the gifts. But Gilbert, who's gay, needs a fiancee... Enter Moira Finch, a demonically conniving young woman whose own mother, having recently married the Duke of Dorsetshire, will contribute richly to the couple's receipts. Enter, too, Philip Cavanagh, Gilbert's longtime friend, former lover, and highly strung Best Man. And enter, finally, the Cellinis, Gilbert's huge internecine stepfamily, whose fortune has not been amassed as innocently as Gilbert first thought, and who conform rather more closely to Italian-American stereotypes than Gilbert would like to believe. As Gilbert, Moira, and Philip struggle to keep their plot under wraps, the scams get bigger and more perilous, deceit multiplies, and a wonderfully calamitous trail leads us towards what could be the wedding of the season.
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"Blue Heaven... frothy, brilliantly coloured and packing a wicked satiric punch." * Los Angeles Magazine * "Blue Heaven is a hilarious read. Quote me with pleasure." * Sir Ian McKellen * "I adored it, laughing out loud on occasions as I read it at one sitting." * The Bookseller * "Joe Keenan has put the `high' back into high jinks... refreshingly effervescent" * New York Times * "Joe Keenan's first novel plunges headlong into a world of deceit, avarice and violence and it's all a scream - Keenan maintains impressive control over a wonderfully ludicrous plot-packed full of lines that are well worth memorizing - and with a finale that is staggeringly, hilariously contrived." * Time Out *
About Joe Keenan
Joe Keenan was born in New York and lives in Los Angeles. Head Writer of hit US TV sitcom Frasier for the past decade, he is the author of two novels, Blue Heaven and Putting on the Ritz.
Blue Heaven by Joe Keenan
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