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Saturday March 27, 2010 in Books
Shell-shocked, judged unﬁt for society and haunted by the sins of war, Lieutenant John Carlyle Dancock ﬁnds himself committed to an insane asylum where he cannot escape the conﬁnes of righteous authority or his own conscience, which visits him in the ghostly apparition of a soldier he has once tormented. Dancock’s Dance is an emotionally haunting play in which one broken man clings breathlessly to a hope for redemption. Vanderhaeghe’s stark, vivid portrayal of internal and worldly chaos rings with hope and shimmers in the craft of his language.
ISBN 13: 9780889225336 | ISBN 10: 889225338
6 W x 9 H inches | 128 pages
$16.95 CAN / $14.95 US
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
New format reprint
QUOTES OF NOTE
Highly imaginative, vividly written play…
— Saskatoon StarPhoenix
About the ContributorsGuy Vanderhaeghe
Guy Vanderhaeghe is the author of six books of fiction. His first two books were collections of short stories: Man Descending (1982), which won the Governor’s General’s Award, and the Faber Prize in the U.K., and The Trouble With Heroes (1983). The Englishman’s Boy (1996) was a long-time national bestseller and won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction and for Best Book of the Year, and was short-listed for The Giller Prize, and the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the world’s largest monetary award for a single book.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.