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The Grandkid (print) by John Lazarus

Julius Rothstein, a widowed professor in his sixties, finds his calm routine interrupted by the arrival of a new roommate: his nineteen-year-old granddaughter.

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The Grandkid (print)

Julius Rothstein and his granddaughter Abby have loved each other from opposite ends of Canada since Abby was born. But now, accepted as a freshman student at the university where Julius teaches, Abby is moving in with him to be close to school and to keep her newly widowed grandfather company. The two must negotiate a new relationship as housemates and friends, which means dealing with issues of youth and age, work and play, activism and apathy, homework and heart attacks, and those three tricky topics: sex, politics, and religion.

The Grandkid bridges the generation gap with wisdom, wit, and warmth.” —Mark Leiren-Young, winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour

The Grandkid is undeniably charming in a Mordecai Richler sort of way. But John Lazarus is also witty and thoughtful and intelligent and he looks at the unique relationship between grandfather and granddaughter with tremendous honesty, generosity, and wry humour.” —Jo Ledingham

The Grandkid is a superb play; it should be an annual Christmas classic in every Jewish theatre in the country. (Feel free to substitute Hanukkah for Christmas if you wish.)” —Wayne Grady, author of Emancipation Day

"The balance of power in this relationship — who is more considerate? who is truly mature? — shifts, but engages for anyone old or who is, or has been, young." —Malcolm Page, Plays International

Additional Information

Title The Grandkid (print)
ISBN 13 9781770912137
Genre Drama, Jewish Theatre
Contributor(s) John Lazarus
Contributor 3 N/A
Contributor 4 N/A

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Agent Charles Northcote at Core Literary, (416) 466-4929
Year 2014

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