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Monday March 29, 2010 in Books
The Execution is Marie-Claire Blais’s only play for the stage. Set in a boarding school, it tells the story of two schoolboys who plot the murder of one of their classmates and enact the crime. As a play, it is a study of innocence, evil and complicity, themes well-known to readers of Blais’s fiction.
ISBN 13: 9780889221031 | ISBN 10: 889221030
6 W x 9 H inches | 104 pages
$16.95 CAN / $12.95 US
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
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A brilliant play about the maturation of evil.
About the ContributorsMarie-Claire Blais
Born in Quebec, Marie-Claire Blais published her first novel at the age of twenty, and has gone on to publish twenty novels to date in France and Quebec—all of which have been translated into English—in addition to five plays and several collections of poetry. All of her writings have met with international acclaim. Winner of the Prix Médicis, the Prix Belgo-Canadien, the Prix France-Québec and many others, Blais continues to devote herself to work that is proud and exacting.David Lobdell
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