Author Robert Joseph Foley Sheds Light on a System Which He Believes is Destroying a Generation of Innocent Youngsters

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New Book is a Mordant Satire on the American Education System

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From author Robert Joseph Foley who brought readers These Little Poems of Death and after Life comes a stunning collection of short stories. In The Consequences of Playing God, Foley takes his readers on a wicked journey through four decades of life at fictional Lingor High School.

The author raises a question: what’s wrong with education in America? There’s good and there’s evil, and the battle between them is destroying a generation of innocent youngsters. Having spent thirty-four years teaching in American suburbia, Foley is well qualified to shed light on a system that is, on all levels, destructive and incompetent. Drawing on his experiences, The Consequences of Playing God was born, a mordant satire peppered with impossible-to-forget characters and incidents.

At times harrowing and diabolical, at times both moving and hilarious, these “Tales from Lingor High” show the thin line that exists between tragedy and farce. When all is said and done, it is the children who will be remembered. A compelling book, The Consequences of Playing God is sure to haunt readers forever.

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About the Author
Robert Joseph Foley is a retired teacher of English and drama. He has directed close to 150 plays in the New York area and lives with his wife of forty-five years in Westchester County, New York, and Hilton Head, South Carolina. He is the proud father of Dr. Robert Lawrence Foley and Trish Lennon as well as grandfather to five splendid future stars. In “retirement,” his passion for writing has led him back to the world of publishing wherein fifty-two years ago he was first employed as a proofreader. The writing of this volume comes on the heels of his first published collection of poetry, These Little Poems of Death and after Life. He is currently working toward production of two completed plays and assembling material for an extensive cycle of humorous sonnets which he plans to publish in the very near future.

Consequences of Playing God * by Robert Joseph Foley
Tales from Lingor High School
Publication Date: November 29, 2012
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 617 pages; 978-1-4797-2336-2
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 617 pages; 978-1-4797-2337-9
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-2338-6

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