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Soliciting Temptation (print) by Erin Shields

From the Governor General’s Literary Award–winning author of  If We Were Birds comes a fierce battle between integrity and desire.

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Soliciting Temptation (print)

In a sweaty hotel room, a lonely businessman and a young woman meet for sex. Somewhere between reality and fantasy, the sex becomes talk and the talk becomes dangerous. Nothing is off limits in this battle of morality, economics and desire. This witty, dark and sexually charged new play by Governor General’s Award–winner Erin Shields shines a light on the complexities of sex tourism and our preconceptions about love.


“Erin Shields’ Soliciting Temptation is full of surprises. It unfolds in a series of narrative and character reversals. . . The season’s best new Canadian play.” —Robert Cushman, The National Post

“Shields is the real thing.” —Gary Smith, The Hamilton Spectator

“Bold, Momentous, Sublime: The best thing about playwright Erin Shields’ gripping psychological thrill ride is that you don’t have to be on either side of a debate to enjoy the structurally sound story vehicle. Fraught with the unpredictable, this is the kind of play that reminds you how filthy the brine is at the bottom of a blocked drain when the morally impermissible goes unchecked. [Soliciting Temptation] unites the heart and mind for a new understanding of human behaviour.” —Steven Berketo,

Additional Information

Title Soliciting Temptation (print)
ISBN 13 9781770913332
Genre Drama, Women Writers
Contributor(s) Erin Shields
Contributor 3 N/A
Contributor 4 N/A

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Agent Ian Arnold at Catalyst Creative Management, (416) 645-0935
Year 2015

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