Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889223844
Pages: 112
Pub. Date: January 1 1998
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Drama / DRA013000

  • DRAMA / Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
  • DRAMA / Canadian

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Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth

By Drew Hayden Taylor
Introduction by Lee Maracle

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth is the emotional story of a woman’s struggle to acknowledge her birth family. Grace, a Native girl adopted by a White family, is asked by her birth sister to return to the Reserve for their mother’s funeral. Afraid of opening old wounds, Grace must find a place where the culture of her past can feed the truth of her present.

Winner 1996 Dora Mavor Moore Award (Small Theatre: Outstanding New Play)

"This is a fine show … thanks for Drew Hayden Taylor’s writing … He can make you laugh one minute, then cry the next, and leaves you with lines and images that you will remember long after the curtain comes down. This is not just a great Native production. This is a great production. Period."
– Richard Ouzounian, CBC