Warren Adler Releases 'The War of the Roses-The Children'
Warren Adler whose iconic book-turned-film The War of the Roses earned raves as the definitive commentary on divorce explores its impact carried through two generations in a sequel entitled The War of the Roses-The Children.
While Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas became the globally recognized Barbara and Oliver Rose in the 1989 Twentieth Century Fox blockbuster adaptation of Adler's original novel The War of the Roses, the sequel follows the lives of their now adult children Josh and Eve who witnessed the death of their parents in the final scene of the story.
"The sequel is essential to our understanding of what children from broken homes endure. It is estimated that 50% of all North-American children will experience the divorce of their parents before they turn 18, while 50% of the children of divorced parents in the U.S. will experience the breakup of their own marriages. It is the dilemma of our times," said Adler. Grey Eagle Productions has bought the film rights to The War of the Roses - The Children.
Adler's original black comedy The War of the Roses, described "A devastatingly funny black comedy" (Gannett New Service) is now also an international stage hit. Opening to critical acclaim and sold-out shows in over ten foreign territories spanning Poland, Germany, Spain, Argentina and others, the stage adaptation has featured international stars such as Carlos Sobera (Spain), Carla Peterson (Argentina), Giancarlo Zanetti (Italy) and Martin Semmelroge (Germany).
"Warren Adler has faced the specter of the sequel and gloriously overcome the challenge." Bookpleasures.com
"Recreates the marital bickering that made the original The War of the Roses such juicy movie material." Publisher's Weekly (1st ed.)
"Adler's gift is to turn these outrageously bleak scenarios into outrageously appealing black comedy." Booklist (1st ed.)
About the Book: Unlike the infamous Roses, Josh's marriage to Victoria should have all the qualities of an everlasting union. But when an innocent caper involving missing Milky Ways catapults out of control at their son Michael's elite private school, the pair find themselves entering into a warfare of a different kind. Josh's sister Evie has eschewed marital union for her 'food is love' obsession, and lavishes it on her nephew and niece, soon to be children of divorce themselves. Armed with the emotional mayhem inherited from their parents, as well as compounded pressures involving a depraved headmaster, clandestine affairs and Victoria's male-hating mother, Adler presents a poignant and hilarious story on the redemptive power of love. The War of the Roses-the Children, is re-issued by Stonehouse Productions.
About the Author: Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses. Random Hearts and PBS American Playhouse Series adaptation of his The Sunset Gang Private Lies, Funny Boys, Madeline's Miracles, Trans-Siberian Express and his Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series are only a few titles that have forever left Adler's mark on contemporary American authorship from page to stage to screen. Learn more at warrenadler.com.
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