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Thursday June 30, 2016 in Books
When Frankieâ€™s dad dies, her mom, Ava, canâ€™t afford to live in the city anymore. The only asset theyâ€™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 wonâ€™t leave.
Will, professional photographer, long-estranged brother-in-law to Ava, and uncle to Frankie, lives rent-free on the farm and isnâ€™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.
Cast of 1 man and 2 women.
ISBN 13: 9781772010350 | ISBN 10:
5.5 W x 8.5 H inches | 128 pages
$17.95 CAN / $17.95 US
Drama | Backlist
QUOTES OF NOTE
â€œAt the end I wanted more. My neighbor put it very well. She said, â€˜Itâ€™s like reading a really good book and you donâ€™t want it to end.â€™ Exactly!â€
â€”North Country Public Radio
â€œPoignant and touching, heartfelt and hilarious.â€
â€”Thousand Islands Playhouse
â€œWith 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.â€
About the ContributorsLucia Frangione
Lucia Frangione is an internationally produced, award-winning playwright and actor residing in Vancouver. She has had twenty-eight plays produced, most recently including In a Blue Moon and Off Leash. She is published by Talonbooks and received training through Studio 58 and Rosebud School of the Arts.
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.