Half Life

By (author): John Mighton

Two nursing home residents, both in their eighties, meet and fall in love, rekindling what might have been a wartime romance.

Had they previously met somewhere else under different circumstances? Why is their love so troubling for their children? Indeed, the light at dusk is sometimes warmer and more enveloping than that of the midday sun. Characters navigate between being and appearance, between cowardice and dissoluteness. The award-winning author of Possible Worlds brings us this poetic and moving meditation on identity, aging, and the nature of memory. What shines through when memory fades away?

AUTHOR

John Mighton

John Mighton’s plays have been performed across Canada, as well as in Europe, Japan, and the United States. He is the recipient of several national awards, including the Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Possible Worlds & A Short History of Night and most recently Half Life. John holds an M.A. in philosophy from McMaster University and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Toronto. He is currently a Fellow of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences.

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“An unforgettable experience that is a gain, in every sense of the word, for the Canadian dramatic canon.”


Awards

  • Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama 2005, Winner
  • Carol Bolt Award 2006, Winner
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    Dimensions:

    96 Pages
    8.36in * 5.39in * .24in
    .35lb
    160.00gr

    Published:

    July 01, 2005

    ISBN:

    9780887548161

    9781770911116 – PDF

    9781770911123 – EPUB

    Book Subjects:

    DRAMA / Canadian

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    Language:

    eng

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