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down from heaven (print) by Colleen Wagner

A stunning new play by Governor General’s Literary Award-winner Colleen Wagner, down from heaven examines the tenuous balance between civility and savagery, morality and survival, class struggle, art, and love when a pandemic and food crisis challenges dearly held beliefs.




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down from heaven (print)

A virus has plagued the city and residents are quarantined. Curfews have been imposed and rumours of government corruption abound. Bureaucratic red tape is creating a food crisis. Laurel and her parents are imprisoned in the basement of their stately home, relying on the generosity of their former gardener, Cheater, for information and supplies. While Laurel and her family struggle just to survive, Cheater becomes intoxicated with his new-found power as a member of the Security and Surveillance police. Laurel must act as go-between if she is to liberate her family from their basement cell, and enters the dark and convoluted world of Cheater, discovering in the process startling revelations about herself, politics, art, violence, and the man they have become dependent upon.

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Title down from heaven (print)
ISBN 13 9781770910065
Genre Drama, Women Writers
Contributor(s) Colleen Wagner
Contributor 3 N/A
Contributor 4 N/A
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Agent Michael Petrasek at Kensington Literary, (416) 848-9648
Year 2011

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