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Noran Bang: The Yellow Room
The death of a beloved grandmother ignites a wave of explosive emotions within a
Korean family in Canada. Set in the late 1970's. M-2, F-2. 62 pp. $13.95.
Who's Under Where?
Marcia Kash and Doug Hughes
Two women arrive at a hotel to secure a deal for their lingerie business, followed
by their suspicious husbands. M-5., F-2. 114 pp. $11.99
A Party to Murder
Marcia Kash and Doug Hughes
Six people have come in secret on Halloween to play a murder mystery game at a rustic
island cottage. Secret passageways, incriminating letters, hidden compartments, bodies
in the window seat and a twenty-five-year-old unsolved mystery twist and turn toward
the unexpected and terrifying conclusion. M-3, F-3. 85 pp. $11.99.
A Few Words Will Do
When a person writes "this is what happened, this is what I remember, this is what I saw, this is what I know," any reader stands in for and thereby becomes the absent "I" or "eye" of that written text. The deconstruction of this process of language, metaphor, is what preoccupies Lionel Kearns in A Few Words Will Do. Softcover, 128 pp. $16.95.
Studies In Motion
Photographer Eadweard Muybridge's life was filled with the events of Victorian melodrama: adultery, jealousy, betrayal, murder, and an abandoned child. Tried for the murder of his wife's loverm he was acquitted on the grounds of justifiable homicide. However, these events, which predate his subsequent obsession with stopping time and freezing motion, become the ghosts that haunt Muybridge in the fictional world of Governor General's Award winning dramatist Kevin Kerr's new play, Studies in Motion. Softcover, 142 pp. $18.95.
As fear of the dreaded "Spanish flu" begins to fill the town of Unity with
paranoia, drastic measures are taken. The town is quarantined, trains are forbidden
to stop, and mail from overseas is gathered and burned. But when the disease descends
upon the town despite these precautions, the citizens begin to turn to each other
as they attempt to find a scapegoat for the crisis. M-3, F-6 128 pp. $16.95.
What happens when a professional woman finds out she's pregnant and delivers a little
girl only six months into her pregnancy? Miracle Mother is a play about premature
birth and neonatal care, but it is also a heartfelt and wickedly funny look at the
entire birth experience, especially as reflected in the mother-daughter relationship.
M-2, F-3. 91 pp. $12.95.
King's hit play blends gothic wonder with black humour to create
a lively portrait of the 17th century's most successful mass murderer
-- a portrait that disturbingly parallels contemporary culture's obsession
with power, female sexuality, and the lure of magic. F-4. 80 pp. $16.95.
Confined to her home in India, seventeen-year-old Tina, a paraplegic, draws patterns on the ground with rice flour as she awaits an arranged marriage to a man sh has never met. But when her cousin Tommy arrives on a visit from Canada, the two form a bond and open each other's eyes to a wider world - with life-changing consequences. Softcover 135 pp. $15.95.
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