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The Doorman of Windsor Station

The Doorman of Windsor Station

By Julie Vincent
Translated by Hugh Hazelton
Preface by Javier Alfonso
Subjects: Translations, Mental Health, History, Quebec Playwrights, Death, Grief & Loss, (Im)migration, Women Writers
Casting: 3 f, 5 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770918146, 128 pages, September 2017
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770918160, 128 pages, September 2017
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770918153, 128 pages, September 2017


Francisco will forever be haunted by the sight of his best friend Juan lying on the floor of a train station, pierced by five bullets. He’ll remember that sight as he flees the political uprising in Uruguay that night. He’ll remember when he’s holding a dying homeless man in Windsor Station in Montreal eight months later. He’ll remember when he’s a successful architect. He’ll remember when he’s having an affair with a Québécoise pianist named Claire. He’ll remember when he’s much older, a vagrant sleeping in a café that was once part of Windsor Station, where he meets his son, an activist in the student strikes in Quebec. As he tries for a better life, Francisco’s past keeps finding him, until it blurs with the present in a series of hallucinations, challenging him to reclaim his identity and his rights.