Home

By (author): Colleen Wagner

Two families, four languages, one house. Home puts its characters into a unique and challenging conflict across language and history and asks difficult questions about the illusion of ownership and the definition of “home”. Home is the story of an aging man, Toomas, exiled from his homeland, who through repatriation efforts, can now return and reclaim his home and property. However, fifty-five years have passed and the home has been inhabited by three women, who, caught in the shifting tides of a new world of globalization, find themselves threatened with expulsion when Toomas and his son, Wendall, return to reclaim the land and house. The women who have lived in this adopted country and in this house for so long, feel suddenly rootless. Home explores our deep connection to home, not just as place, but memory and language, our sense of identity

AUTHOR

Colleen Wagner

Colleen Wagner was born in Alberta and studied at the Ontario College of Art and the University of Toronto. Her first play, Sand, was on the final shortlist for best international play at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England, in 1989. She won the 1996 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for The Monument, which continues to be produced internationally and is translated into half a dozen languages. She teaches at York University and divides her time between a farm in New Brunswick and Toronto.

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“Intense, poetic and moving…the two-hour journey is at once funny, involving and sad.”

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Two families, four languages, one house. Home puts its characters into a unique and challenging conflict across language and history and asks difficult questions about the illusion of ownership and the definition of “home”. Home is the story of an aging man, Toomas, exiled from his homeland, who through repatriation efforts, can now return and reclaim his home and property. However, fifty-five years have passed and the home has been inhabited by three women, who, caught in the shifting tides of a new world of globalization, find themselves threatened with expulsion when Toomas and his son, Wendall, return to reclaim the land and house. The women who have lived in this adopted country and in this house for so long, feel suddenly rootless. Home explores our deep connection to home, not just as place, but memory and language, our sense of identity

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Dimensions:

98 Pages
9in * 6in * 1in
1lb

Published:

September 20, 2014

Country of Publication:

CA

ISBN:

9781927922026

Book Subjects:

DRAMA / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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