Joseph Hullett,
writer

 

Plays

Joseph Hullett is author of THE PLEDGE, DESIGN, WISH YOU WERE HERE, CONFIRMATION, TRUE BELIEVER, TRAIL OF TEARS, AND ALL YE NEED, MOCKINGBIRD, CROSSING THE LINE, and TOUGH GUYS. His work has won the Julie Harris Playwright Award, the Ventana Publications Award, 2nd prize in the South Carolina National Playwrights Competition, runner-up for the Lee Korf Award, 4th Prize in the West Coast Playwrighting Contest, and finalist selection for the Pittsburgh International Play Competition, the 24th Annual Dubuque One-Act Playwriting Contest, the Heideman Award, the Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwrighting Excellence, and the 2002 Arts and Letters Drama Prize.       

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Joseph Hullett receives the 13th Annual Julie Harris
Award from Academy Award Winner Karl Malden

 

Fiction

Hullett is also author of the novels KILLING RAIN, KILLING FIRE, ANOTHER TIME, PHILOSOPHER'S STONE and two collections of short stories -- WAYFINDER and MEN WITH WOMEN.

A psychiatrist by day, he lives in southern California.

Theatrical Works
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Trail of Tears

The Pledge

Confirmation

Wish You
Were Here

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And All
Ye Need

Design
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True Believer

Mockingbird


Tough Guys

Crossing
the Line

 

Fiction Works

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Killing Rain Killing Fire -- the blockbuster first novel by award winning playwright Joseph Hullett.

The River Trail Jogger! - Gang-raped and discarded for dead near the Orange County stadium where the Angels sometimes play, the ex-wife of detective Pete Pinel begs him to honor an old promise and end her hopeless suffering. Unable yet to let go, Pinel charges first into the savage place of California street-gangs.

 Fever-fired by a souring bullet wound, he hounds El Tigre and the Fallen Angels to an apocalyptic climax at a hideout called The Pit. Returning finally to Veronica's bedside - to a last goodbye haunted by echoes of a first hello - Pinel discovers what she really wants ... but can he give it? (260 pages)

ISBN/EAN13: 0984459715 / 9780984459711
Binding: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.25" x 8
260 oages
Language: English

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Philosopher's Stone -- Joseph Hullett's long-awaited continuation of Killing Rain, Killing Fire.

Still leaden with grief ten years after the death of his wife, Pete Pinel confronts an escaped madman; a Nobel Prize winning scientist who claims to have found a Philosopher's Stone -- a catalyst that unlocks the secrets of the brain. "You found cocaine, only they already had it," Pinel says, examining the madman's vial. "Lead to gold? Ask Freud or Sherlock Holmes. Been there, pal. I wish it worked."

To enlist Pinel's aid, the madman suggests secrets behind Veronica's death. Left for dead by gunmen who kidnap the madman before he says more, Pinel's rekindled bloodlust leads from a beautiful psychiatrist to a pharmaceutical manufacturer and illicit experiments; an unholy alliance with an Orange County criminal kingpin; and a climactic showdown in a desert ghost-town.

Racing a deadline to retrieve the Philosopher's Stone with a lost password recovered from the madman's fading memory, Pinel is forced to grapple with unexamined choices in his black-and-white quest for justice. Is there justice in mercy? Can forgiveness be essential?

ISBN:9780984459773
Binding: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.25" x 8"
364 pages
Language: English

Another TimeCover

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Another Time -- an unforgettable story-cycle by award winning playwright Joseph Hullett.

"I'm not an  old-timer. I'm an other-timer," declares a Vietnam-scarred vet who had found safe harbor after the war as a barkeep in a small northern Michigan town.

Now plopped stool-side far from home -- having traveled all day on a bus to witness a landmark moment -- his outpouring of memories prompts a young bartender to complain, "What's it to me? I wasn't even born then."

Thirty years later, however, remembering the old vet recalling people from his past, the younger man sees himself see him see them, and realizes that all our way-back-when times are just a mirror reflecting a mirror, a fading column of reflected reflections ... of stories.

The old vet had been right when he claimed that, for a bartender, remembering is an occupational hazard. Was it also true that memories can be a way to forget.

ISBN/EAN13: 0984459758 /978-0984459759
Binding: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.25" x 8"
244 pages
Language: English

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WayFinder-- Adding ten new stories to favorites from his out-of-print Men wth Women, Hullett offer a rich collage of unforgettable characters struggling to find their way.

ISBN/EAN13: 9780984459797
Binding: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.25" x 8"
288 pages
Language: English

 Men With Women

 

 

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Men with Women -- a baker's dozen of award-winning playwright Joseph Hullett's celebrated short stories. Included in this collection are such favorites as Father's Day, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, And All Ye Need, Grunion Hunt, Outside Mombasa, and The Girl in the Red 'Vette. (176 pg.)

Men with Women (a gutsy twist on the Hemingway title) is a wrenching collection about men - creatures Hullett casts as tragic figures who, although never really alone, must stand apart to define themselves. Crisp dialog renders genuinely poignant many of these self-made souls. I particularly liked Outside Mombasa, a tale of men told by a woman. Rhapsody has a razor edge, Grunion Hunt is disturbing, and And All Ye Need is one of the most romantic little pieces I have ever read. ---- Robert Kester, reviewed for Amazon.com

ISBN:159330014X
Binding: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.25" x 8"
Language: English

   
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