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The Drowning Bride (Currency Plays) Paperback – 1 Jun 2005


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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Currency Press (1 Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0868197734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0868197739
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.6 x 13.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,907,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In the wake of her grandmother's death, young Brisbane artist, Ellen Burton, discovers tantalising threads of a hidden story from her family's past. Consumed with grief and guilt, Ellen's only solace is to uncover the truth. She must travel to the US to meet with the man her family abhors, her grandfather Valdis. This man abandoned Ellen's grandmother in war-torn Latvia, collaborated with the SS to round up Jews and escaped the penalties of Nuremburg. She expects to hate him, but in "Grandad Valdis" there is a seductive amalgam of charisma and cruelty, which blurs the border of, hate and love for Ellen. Grandma is dead. Which of them is to blame? Ellen and Valdis take their first tentative steps in a dance to the death. Helen Howard and Michael Futcher's latest play is inspired by the true experiences of their friend, Elise Parups. (2 acts, 2 male, 2 female).

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In the time-honoured tradition of actor-playwrights, this is a piece with a compelling story that is theatrically first rate! Buy it, and put in on the stage!
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