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Cost of Living

Cost of Living

By Martyna Majok
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
Paperback : 9781559365970, 128 pages, September 2018


  • Winner, Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2018


Overworked but struggling, Jess takes a job as a caregiver for John, a brusque but bright graduate student who has cerebral palsy. Eddie is an unemployed truck driver who reaches a fragile détente with his estranged wife Ani after a devastating car accident requires her to go through a double above-the-knee amputation. With an unsentimental but keen eye, Majok deftly challenges the typical perceptions of those living with disabilities and delves deep into the ways class, race, nationality, and wealth (or lack thereof) can create gulfs between people, even as they long for the ability to connect.