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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books

Goodnight Disgrace

By Michael Mercer

From his wheelchair in a nursing home, the aging Conrad Aiken recalls his long, stormy friendship with Malcolm Lowry. When Aiken is 40, Lowry’s father pays him to tutor the young Malcolm. But the protegĂ© becomes Aiken’s friend, and, gradually, a real literary contender. Mercer’s powerful play reveals the shifts in the two men’s relationship as they struggle with alcoholism, women, creative energy, and each other; and as the student metamorphoses into a rival.“I will be the one they remember,” Lowry declares in their final scene together.

ISBN 13: 9780889222380 | ISBN 10: 088922238X
6 W x 9 H inches | 120 pages
$16.95 CAN / $12.95 US
Rights: World
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000

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Winner of the 1986 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

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Michael Mercer

Michael Mercer writes extensively for film and television. His first play, Goodnight Disgrace (1986), won a Chalmers Award in 1986.

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Goodnight Disgrace

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