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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books
It is 1976. In a tavern in the Point Saint Charles working class district of Montreal, three friends gather on their lunch hour and reminisce about the past. They are survivors of a decade. One is Jerry Nines, a writer who has had some success, having written a novel and a hit play. The others are Jackie Robinson and Frank Saladini, old friends of Jerry’s from the Point. They work in a warehouse across the street. During the course of their reunion, Jackie leaves his truck parked at the loading dock of the warehouse and fights the foreman, actions which precipitate a worker’s sit-down strike which David Fennario uses as a demand for workers’ control of industry.
Cast of 9 men.
ISBN 13: 9780889221215 | ISBN 10: 889221219
6 W x 9 H inches | 144 pages
$17.95 CAN / $13.95 US
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
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About the ContributorsDavid Fennario
Anglophone playwright born David Wiper in Montreal, Quebec, 1947. He was raised in the working class district of Pointe-St-Charles, an area he would make the centre of most of his plays.
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