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Pretty Goblins

Pretty Goblins

By Beth Graham
Subjects: Family Life, Siblings, Death, Grief & Loss, Women Writers, Western Playwrights, Alberta
Casting: 2 f
Duration: 90 hours
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780369101297, 104 pages, November 2020
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780369101310, November 2020
Ebook (PDF) : 9780369101303, November 2020


From holding hands in the womb to holding each other’s hair back when they puked, twins Laura and Lizzie grew up only having each other. They couldn’t count on their practically feral mom, absent dad, or even the boys they liked. They’re polar opposites—Laura’s reserved while Lizzie’s reckless—but their shared mischievous giggles and dreams for the future kept them going. One day, Laura finds a familiar book of poems in Lizzie’s apartment and is dragged through their turbulent past. Together, the sisters relive their complicated history in an effort to make sense of the present. Framed by the beauty of a well-loved poem, this story of ferocious sisterhood, addiction, and the aftermath of trauma will leave howls echoing in your ears.


“It is not one for the faint of heart but for those who venture down her tortured path, the outcome is stunning.”

- Colin MacLean,

Pretty Goblins doesn’t let you take refuge on either side of the old nature vs. nurture debate. It flings you past all that into the ether where tragedy kicks sociology’s ass, and disturbing thoughts of destiny roam.”

- Liz Nicholls,