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Playwrights Canada Press, 2005 - Drama - 83 pages
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Continuing his quest for sense and beauty, Wajdi Mouawad has plunged into the turbulent depths of writing to discover, washed up midst the sand dunes, fiery tales lost in the mists of time. Making their way through the dunes are Nawal's twin children, Janine and Simon, who want to solve the mystery of their origins. In retracing the bitter history of their mother (enveloped in silence until her death), other characters come into the story - witnesses or key players able to assist in the investigation. Carried aloft by poetic language, the inquiry pursued by Janine and Simon unfolds in a dreamlike atmosphere that cultivates the mystery surrounding a knife thrust into the heart of childhood.

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Review: Scorched (Le Sang des Promesses #2)

User Review  - Germana - Goodreads

This book was a page-turner, every page left me wanting more. I love stories where seemingly different storylines eventually come together and all make sense. A great read. Read full review

Review: Scorched (Le Sang des Promesses #2)

User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

I was shocked by this play. I don't want to give anything away but I will say, WOW. This is a play about discovering the truth behind the silence, and family bonds are tested. It was a great read and I would love to see this performed. Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Linda Gaboriau has translated more than forty plays, including the works of some of Quebec's most prominent playwrights, including Michel Marc Bouchard, Rene-Daniel Dubois, Normand Chaurette, and Gratien Gelinas. Her translation of Bouchard's "Les Feluettes (Lilies)" was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Literary Translation and won the Dora Mavor Moore, Chalmers, and Jesse Richardson Awards.

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