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Last Journey of Captain Harte, The

by Dianne Warren

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The Last Journey of Captain Harte is a comic and complex family drama that takes a middle-aged widow from her small prairie world into a surreal world of possibility. When Marguerite Waker receives a far-away phone call from the nomadic Captain Harte, an old friend of her husband, her imagination is awakened. As Captain Harte makes his circuitous way home, Marguerite follows his journey and prepares for a different life.

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Dianne Warren

DIANNE WARREN is the author of the Governor General’s Award–winning novel Cool Water, as well as the novel Liberty Street, three books of short fiction and three plays. Her play Serpent in the Night Sky was short-listed for a Governor General’s Award for Drama. She is the recipient of the Marian Engel Award for a female writer in mid-career, and the Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence. Warren lives with her husband, a visual artist, in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Dianne Warren is the author of three plays, The Last Journey of Captain Harte, Serpent in the Night Sky, which was short-listed for the Governor General's Award for Drama, and Club Chernobyl, which won the City of Regina Book Award. Dianne is also the author of two books of short fiction, The Wednesday Flower Man, and Bad Luck Dog, which won the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award. She has won both Western and National Magazine Awards for her fiction. She lives in Regina.

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"Dianne Warren is a welcome addition to the long list of talented prairie writers." The Globe & Mail

"Marguerite, the play's protagonist, has been rooted to her farm and has found strength there for the 14 years of her widowhood and is now facing the recent death of one of her two sons. In Marguerite, Warren has created the right balance of strength and discontent; a believable distillation of thousands of prairie farm women of her age and situation. Marguerite's exact opposite is world-weary Captain Harte; now in Pakistan but low on money and ill from malaria, he longs to return to Canada. He romanticizes her stability just as she romanticizes his adventurousness, and by the end of the play they have exchanged places." NeWest Review

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