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Bone Cage (print) by Catherine Banks

A poetic and darkly humorous portrayal of life in rural Nova Scotia, where stripping the environment means stripping your soul.

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Bone Cage (print)

Jamie is twenty-two years old and works twelve-hour shifts operating a wood processor, clear-cutting for pulp. At the end of each shift, he walks through the destruction he has created looking for injured birds and animals and rescues those he can. Jamie's desire to escape this world is thwarted by his fear of leaving the place where he has some status.

Bone Cage examines how young people in rural communities, employed in the destruction of the environment they love, treat the people they love at the end of their shift. Bone Cage is about the difficulty in growing and hanging on to dreams in a world where dreams are seen as impractical or weak. It is funny. It is tragic. It is about different kinds of escaping. It is about a soul trapped in its own rib cage, a cage of bone, a Bone Cage.

Winner of the 2008 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

Additional Information

Title Bone Cage (print)
ISBN 13 9780887547874
Genre Atlantic Canadian Theatre, Award Winner, Drama, Women Writers
Contributor(s) Catherine Banks
Contributor 3 N/A
Contributor 4 N/A

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Agent Catherine Knights at Catalyst TCM, (416) 645-0935
Year 2008

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