In a Blue Moon

By (author): Lucia Frangione

When Frankie’s dad dies, her mom, Ava, can’t afford to live in the city anymore. The only asset they’re left with is a farmhouse situated on twenty acres of land far outside of town. Ava decides to move there and start an Ayurveda clinic on the property, giving her precocious and grieving daughter a new start. One problem presents itself, though: a squatter who won’t leave. Will, professional photographer, long-estranged brother-in-law to Ava, and uncle to Frankie, lives rent-free on the farm and isn’t eager to give up his space. While mother and daughter face the challenges of starting over and grieving, they also need to figure out how to weave a new man into the picture. Soon, though, Frankie finds in Will someone to look up to and trust during her time of emotional upheaval, and Ava discovers a companion who pushes her to grow and helps her to discover her potential. In their journey the group thread together a new understanding of family, and a tender love story unfolds. In a Blue Moon combines dance, recollection, photography, and heartfelt emotion to examine three characters who each grieve very differently. Love, compassion, and companionship are discovered and shared as each member of the trio finds peace in their new reality, in their own way.

“With strong writing and characters, In a Blue Moon is a complex, authentic story about three people learning how to live with each other after such a profound loss.”
– Tessa Perkins, The Peak

AUTHOR

Lucia Frangione

Lucia Frangione is an internationally produced, award-winning playwright and actor. Grazie is her debut novel. She is the winner of the Sydney Risk playwriting award, the Gordon Armstrong playwriting award, the CAEA emerging artist award and the NY Unknown Country award, and she is among the top three on the Flannery List (as featured in American Magazine, October 5, 2021). Her thirty-three plays have been produced across Canada and in cities like London, Warsaw, San Diego, Boston, and Chicago. She is a member of ACTRA and CAEA. Lucia is currently working on a sequel to Grazie and is also developing a play called Danger to Self and Others with Touchstone Theatre. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and two children. www.luciafrangione.com

Reviews

“At the end I wanted more. My neighbor put it very well. She said, ‘It’s like reading a really good book and you don’t want it to end.’ Exactly!”
—North Country Public Radio


“Poignant and touching, heartfelt and hilarious.”
– Thousand Islands Playhouse


“With strong writing and characters, In a Blue Moon is a complex, authentic story about three people learning how to live with each other after such a profound loss.”
– Tessa Perkins, The Peak


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When Frankie’s dad dies, her mom, Ava, can’t afford to live in the city anymore. The only asset they’re left with is a farmhouse situated on twenty acres of land far outside of town. Ava decides to move there and start an Ayurveda clinic on the property, giving her precocious and grieving daughter a new start. One problem presents itself, though: a squatter who won’t leave. Will, professional photographer, long-estranged brother-in-law to Ava, and uncle to Frankie, lives rent-free on the farm and isn’t eager to give up his space. While mother and daughter face the challenges of starting over and grieving, they also need to figure out how to weave a new man into the picture. Soon, though, Frankie finds in Will someone to look up to and trust during her time of emotional upheaval, and Ava discovers a companion who pushes her to grow and helps her to discover her potential. In their journey the group thread together a new understanding of family, and a tender love story unfolds. In a Blue Moon combines dance, recollection, photography, and heartfelt emotion to examine three characters who each grieve very differently. Love, compassion, and companionship are discovered and shared as each member of the trio finds peace in their new reality, in their own way.

“With strong writing and characters, In a Blue Moon is a complex, authentic story about three people learning how to live with each other after such a profound loss.”
– Tessa Perkins, The Peak

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Details

Dimensions:

128 Pages
8.5in * 216mm * 5.5in * 140mm * 0.375in10mm
163gr
5.75oz

Published:

November 09, 2016

City of Publication:

Vancouver

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Talonbooks

ISBN:

9781772010350

Book Subjects:

DRAMA / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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