PLAYING THE PALACE
by Paul Rudnick
Berkley. 327 pages, $16.
WHAT HAPPENS when a gay American man and the heir to the British throne meet and fall in love? In Playing the Palace, Paul Rudnick makes full use of his comedic skills—evident in such screenplays as Jeffrey, Sister Act, and In and Out—to bring this improbable romance to life. Rudnick’s plays have been produced both on and off Broadway and around the world, and he’s been called one of the funniest writers for stage and screen in the U.S. His latest work of fiction does not fall short of that praise.
William Burton is a writer based in Provincetown, Mass.