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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth

By Drew Hayden Taylor

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. Cast of 2 women and 2 men.

ISBN 13: 9780889223844 | ISBN 10: 088922384X
5.5 W x 8.5 H inches | 112 pages
$17.95 CAN / $17.95 US
Rights: World
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000

QUOTES OF NOTE

"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

AWARDS

Winner of the 1996 Dora Mavor Moore Award Small Theatre: Outstanding New Play

About the Contributors

Drew Hayden Taylor

Hailed by the Montreal Gazette as one of Canada’s leading Native dramatists, Drew Hayden Taylor writes for the screen as well as the stage and contributes regularly to North American Native periodicals and national newspapers. His plays have garnered many prestigious awards, and his beguiling and perceptive storytelling style has enthralled audiences in Canada, the United States and Germany. One of his most established bodies of work includes what he calls the Blues Quartet, an ongoing, outrageous and often farcical examination of Native and non-Native stereotypes.

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God and the Indian

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Dead White Writer on the Floor

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Fiction

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alterNatives

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Baby Blues

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Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth

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