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East Village Tetralogy


The first book of plays from the author of the cult-classic The Fuck-Up (over 100,000 copies in print).

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A February 2006 Book Sense Notable selection

“Nersesian is this generation’s Mark Twain and the East River is his Mississippi.”
—Jennifer Belle, author of High Maintenance

“Award-winning playwright Arthur Nersesian has woven an effective dramatic form through four plays, each quite funny in its own way. Each yields very powerful human results while subtly investigating the major social issues of our time.”
—Evangelina Borges, Trying Time Press


Read “SHARD” by Arthur Nersesian, part of Akashic’s Mondays Are Murder series.

Nersesian’s cult status has grown from the success of his novels, and here for the first time his equal skills as a playwright are revealed to a hungry public. Three of the four plays in East Village Tetralogy have been staged off-Broadway in New York City. The four plays included in this volume are: “Rent Control,” “Writer’s Bloc,” “Plea Bargains,” and “Spare Change.”

Book Details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Published: 1/1/06
  • IBSN: 9781888451856
  • e-IBSN: 9781617750885


ARTHUR NERSESIAN is the author of fourteen books, including the cult-classic national best seller The Fuck-Up (more than 100,000 copies sold), Suicide Casanova, Manhattan Loverboy, East Village Tetralogy, and Mesopotamia. He is a native New Yorker who runs a writing workshop in the East Village and can be reached on Facebook. His latest work is The Five Books of (Robert) Moses.

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