Mr. Whittle and the Morning Star
History professor Robert Whittle believes the world is aboutto end, though his devoted wife Amanda and young daughter Lucinda don’t sharehis opinion. Consumed by his depressing prophecy, Mr. Whittle is suddenlydistracted by the alarmingly beautiful Penelope Andrews. Penelope enjoys theaffections of her boyfriend, fellow student Marvin Greene, but it’s apparentthat Marvin is growing restless and contemplating other conquests.
One evening the Whittles decide to entertain their goodfriends the Blaneys, and it becomes apparent that Mr. Blaney, though happilymarried, is having fantasies about Amanda. Soon after, Penelope, realizing Marvin’saffection is waning, develops a crush on Mr. Whittle. Meanwhile, Mr. Whittle’sdoomsday prediction spreads throughout the town, causing a great deal of unrestand invoking the ire of Amanda—and instigating a series of complicatedrelationships.
Nathan’s Mr.Whittle and the Morning Star is a charming story of greener pastures, fantasies, and being careful what you dream of—because it just mightcome true.
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