A Garden of Fools, a comic novel set in 1970, introduces the over-the-top character of Bartholomew W. Prickett, a larger-than-life thirty-something native of Atlanta who has transplanted himself to New York City. Before long, Bartholomew, accompanied by his long-suffering girlfriend Tanya and his chemically adjusted sidekick Everett DeWitt, who complicates matters with his misguided notion that Bartholomew is God, finds himself involved in the seemingly disparate worlds of Nixonian politics and rock and roll. A modern-day Don Quixote with a predilection for large words, Shakespeare, and pizza pies, Bartholomew tilts at the windmill of the individual's plight against conformity. As such, A Garden of Fools is as relevant to today's cultural dialogue as A Confederacy of Dunces was to readers thirty years ago.
ABOUT GREG LOGSTED
Greg Logsted has lived in Connecticut his whole life. He occasionally escapes but always comes back. He suspects that strings are attached. When he’s not writing he’s climbing ladders, drinking coffee, and turning night into day. He presently lives in Danbury with his wife Lauren Baratz-Logsted and their daughter Jackie.