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Nick is charming. Erratic. Brilliant. Quixotic. And maybe Delusional.
His passion for environmental and animal rights constantly gets him in trouble. And his ex-wife and former law partner Lena inevitably comes to his rescue.
But when he ‘liberates’ the lobsters from Minneapolis grocery stores and loads them into the mayor’s pool, the ensuing media event goes one step too far. While Lena fights to save Nick from being committed or going to prison, her hopes for a normal life are left dangling.
And when the man she still loves has one more wild idea, Lena has a choice to make.
In this funny and endearing extension of Stephen Evan’s The Marriage of True Minds (also included in this volume), we follow this Hepburn and Tracy-like pair through animal rescues and courtroom dramas toward an ending only Nick could foresee.
The Island of Always is a fast-paced comic novel about a partnership that extends beyond law, beyond marriage, and possibly beyond reality.
A Note From the Publisher
Stephen Evans is a playwright and the author of The Marriage of True Minds and A Transcendental Journey. He lives in Maryland.
“A charming literary screwball comedy.”—Kirkus Reviews
“…a zany and unpredictable comedic literary novel.”—Foreword Clarion Reviews
“This creative and cleverly written novel is well structured and engaging. A surprise twist at the end will leave readers smiling.”—The BookLife Prize
“…smart and well-crafted….highly entertaining and worthwhile…”—BlueInk Reviews, starred review
Praise for The Marriage of True Minds
“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
"Poignant and outrageous, moving and profound, Evans' delectable debut novel thrums with zesty dialogue and a memorably zany cast of irresistible characters."—Booklist
"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
"Evans writes throughout with a sense of refreshing humor, and the snappy repartee … is also very funny and fun." —ForeWord Magazine