The Best Woman

The Best Woman

by Gary Earl Ross

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For the first time, in a not too distant future marked by war overseas and cultural conflict at home, both major American political parties have nominated women for the presidency. Dr. Nea Gilchrist, former Secretary of State and the first African-American woman Vice President, must distance herself from Sam Houston Bullard, the conservative Republican President to whom she owes her political success. Senator Amanda Dean Styles, a white Northeastern liberal and the widow of Brendan Styles, a charismatic Democratic presidential candidate, must emerge from the shadows of the tragedy that shaped her political future. Tonight--under the watchful eye of the charismatic humanitarian Dr. Zora Quick--is their first debate.

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BN ID: 2940012982346
Publisher: The Writer's Den
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 68
File size: 565 KB

About the Author

Novelist, playwright, anthologist, popular culture scholar, and public radio essayist Gary Earl Ross is a language arts professor at the University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center. With more than 170 publications, he has won awards for fiction, poetry, drama, and public radio commentary. He is the author of the short story collections The Wheel of Desire (2000) and Shimmerville (2002), and the novel Blackbird Rising (2009). Ross edited Nickel City Nights (2008) and co-edited (with Gunilla Theander Kester) The Empty Chair: Love and Loss in the Wake of Flight 3407 (2010) and The Still Empty Chair (2011). In addition to The Best Woman (2007), Ross is the author of six other stage plays already produced or scheduled for production: Sleepwalker (2002), the Edgar Award-winning Matter of Intent (2005), Picture Perfect (2007), Murder Squared (2010), The Scavenger’s Daughter (2011-12), and The Mark of Cain (2012). A member of the Just Buffalo Literary Center, Mystery Writers of America, the Dramatist Guild, and the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association (for which he edits the academic journal Almanack), Ross is also resident playwright and board president for Buffalo’s renowned Ujima Company. For more information visit

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