From Library Journal
Debuting in 1971, McCourt's comedic novel takes on the world of opera through title character Mawrdew Czgowchwz (pronounced "Mardu Gorgeous"), who finds herself both the darling of fans and the bane of other divas, who are less than welcoming and maternal to the new star. There are few opera parodies out there, so this should appeal to fans.
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About the Author
JAMES MCCOURT was born in New York City and attended Manhattan College, NYU, the Yale School of Drama, and the Old Met. He is the author of Kaye Wayfaring in "Avenged," Time Remaining
, and Delanceys Way
and has published stories in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Grand Street
, and The Yale Review
. He lives in New York City.