In The Consequences of Playing God: Tales from Lingor High, Robert Joseph Foley takes the reader on a wicked journey through four decades of school life in the fictional town of Van der Donck, NY. Here is a mordant satire exploring a world filled with impossible to forget characters and incidents: a dark vision of American education that needs to be read and reread by anyone with an investment in our children and the school systems to which they are exposed.
Parents,teachers, students, administrators—this book leaves no one unscathed.
Frightening! Compelling! At times harrowing and diabolical, at times both moving and hilarious, these ‘Tales from Lingor High’ tread the thin line hovering between tragedy and farce. When all is said and done, it is the children who will be remembered. Try to wipe them from your mind. They will haunt you forever.
Robert Foley is a retired teacher of English and Drama. He has directed close to 150 plays in the New York area and lives with his wife of 44 years in Westchester County. Writing has always been an intrigue for him; since retirement, it has become a passion. These Little Poems of Life and after Life is
his first foray into publishing a poetry collection. He is currently working toward production of two completed plays and working on a short story collection which will appear under the collective title, The Consequences of Playing God.