Riddance

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Nick Hern Books, 1999 - Drama - 75 pages

A chilling emotional thriller about two men and a woman bound together by the secrets of surviving a childhood in a Glasgow tenement.

Ken is a vacuum cleaner salesman obsessed with the riddance of dirt and dust. Clare got rid of her baby twenty years before. Frank wants to rid himself of the shadow of his violent faith. So, is murder ever justified? In defence of a child? And if you're never caught, do you get away with it, or are you forever in hiding?

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About the author (1999)

Linda McLean is a Scottish playwright based in Glasgow. Her plays include Glory on Earth , Every Five Minutes , Any Given Day , Sex & God , strangers, babies , Shimmer , Riddance , One Good Beating , Thingummy Bob , and an adaptation of Alice Munro's The View From Castle Rock for Stellar Quines and the EIBF.Linda was the Creative Fellow at Edinburgh University's Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities in 2011. She was Chair of the Playwrights' Studio, Scotland from 2008-2015, and she is an artistic associate of Magic Theatre, San Francisco.An anthology of her work, translated into French by Sarah Vermande and Blandine Pelissiér, was published in 2015 by Actes Sud-Papiers.

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