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The Josephine Knot (print) by Meg Braem

Available April 2018


The author of Blood: A Scientific Romance is back with a story in which a family must pack up a matriarch’s things while unpacking the past and untangling the present.





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The Josephine Knot (print)

After Samantha’s grandma dies, her fractured family is summoned to pick through the house full of belongings and trash, leaving Post-it notes on whatever they want to take. Between old napkins, a closet full of ketchup packets, and a freezer full of rotting meat are gems like a grandfather clock and plastic deer lawn statuettes that hold more sentiment. While Samantha’s divorced, estranged father David sifts through memories, all she wants is to find a simple object that could represent her place in the family. When other family members arrive, tug of wars and passive-aggressive conversations commence. In a house full of junk and sadness, it comes down to Samantha and David to find their way back to each other.

Josephine avoids the obvious trappings of family feuds and instead sifts through the emotional debris resulting when a family’s matriarch finally falls.” —Monday Magazine

“This one-act drama—which has its darkly funny moments—is curious and slightly macabre… Braem’s bold writing bodes well for her career—as does her sensitivity to the complex, often contradictory way in which people relate to one another.” —Adrian Chamberlain, Times Colonist

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Title The Josephine Knot (print)
ISBN 13 9781770918931
Genre Prairie Playwrights, Women Writers
Contributor(s) Meg Braem
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