Joe has a letter from William Shakespeare.
Posy has a tattoo.
Which would you rather see?
Two graduate students, not alike in dignity. Joe's a poor boy from Vermont who's found a letter from William Shakespeare--saying he didn't write the plays. Posy's a Hollywood producer's daughter from Harvard, she's never met a high concept she didn't like, and she likes this one.
Joe wants to save Shakespeare.
Posy wants to make the movie.
And Joe has a week to prove her wrong...but he hasn't counted on Posy. Or himself.
"Marjorie Garber, meet Reese Witherspoon"--The New York Times
""The best book about the Bard since Anthony Burgess's Nothing Like the Sun"--Samuel R. Delany
"Wonderfully entertaining, thought-provoking, and highly readable--a stunning combination of fascinating fact and exciting fiction.”--Sir Derek Jacobi
“Smart, sexy modern-day mystery reminiscent of A.S. Byatt’s Possession”--Boston Globe
“A remarkable achievement, blending history and fantasy, past and present, ideas and emotions into a seamless whole that is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.”:--Iain Pears, author of An Instance of the Fingerpost
A Village Voice Summer Read--NEIBA Bestseller--Detroit Free Press four stars