ALICE: Hello, is this Douglas A. Brophy, author of “The Secret Mallet” and “Dimples on the Promenade?”
AUTHOR: Yes it is. Who is this?
ALICE: YOUR AMERICAN PUBLISHER IS HELPING PEOPLE STEAL YOUR WORK AND IF IT DOESN’T STOP WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE.
(Sound of phone hanging up.)
(Sound of typing.)
ALICE: Hello, is this Alice Brosman, author of “The Fourth Rectangle,” “Life and Death on the Mezzanine,” and “The Proscenium Only Rings Twice?”