Act One. Scene One. (Post One)
Room. Day. Ireland.
TIM. We're glad to have a new cook.
The last cook useless, Greg. You all
the way from Pompey? A sailor, is it?
(He points at his shirt.) I've known
better shirts. Had a decent bookshop
in Dublin. We did alright. We sold books.
I tell you we sold a copy of that book
every day. Every single day. Ulysses!
People still want to read it. We are
just two years from the anniversary.
100 years, I mean. I'm forty tomorrow.
Joyce published his great novel on his
fortieth birthday. I know you know
this, Greg White.