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Mourning Dove

by (author) Emil Sher

Publisher
Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
May 2005
Category
Canadian, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887547669
    Publish Date
    May 2005
    List Price
    $16.95

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Description

A life of pain is all twelve-year-old Tina Ramsay has ever known, and Doug is not convinced her next operation will make a difference. His wife, Sandra, believes it's their only choice. Keith, a family friend with challenges of his own, busies himself carving a dove to accompany Tina at the rehab centre where she'll recover. When Doug takes matters—and Tina's life—into his own hands, no one is prepared for the fallout. Relationships are ruptured, assumptions are turned inside out. Mourning Dove asks difficult questions about mercy killing, familial loyalty, and personal ethics versus public morality. Controversial and challenging, it is a timely reminder of the power of theatre to transform age-old questions into art.

About the author

 

Emil Sher
a grandi à Montréal. Il a enseigné dans une école secondaire au Botswana et
aujourd'hui, il écrit des livres pour enfants, des scénarios, des pièces de
théâtre et des livres documentaires. Son premier roman, Young Man With Camera, a été mis en nomination pour le Prix du
Gouverneur général. Il a adapté au théâtre l'oeuvre à succès de Karen
Levine, La valise d'Hana. Cette pièce a été jouée dans toute
l'Amérique du Nord et en Israël. Emil vit à Toronto avec sa famille.

 

EMIL SHER writes prose and plays for the young and the once-were-young. His first novel, Young Man with Camera, was published by Scholastic in Fall 2015 and has received numerous awards and honours. Emil is a laureate of the 2014 K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Literature. His picture book Mittens to Share, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher, was published in 2016. Emil has written the stage play adaptations of Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine and The Boy in the Moon by Ian Brown, and the script and lyrics for a stage musical of Roch Carrier’s The Hockey Sweater. He was also the writer for The Book of Ashes, inspired by the true story of an Iraqi librarian who saved tens of thousands of books in the midst of war, which premiered at the International Children’s Festival in St. Albert, Alberta, in spring 2016. Emil lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit him at www.emilsher.com.

 

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Editorial Reviews

"Brilliant… Mourning Dove is not to be missed."

The Fulcrum

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