Redpatch Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781772012293
Pages: 96
Pub. Date: March 15 2019
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Non-Fiction / HIS006020

  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • FICTION / Historical / General
  • HISTORY / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)

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This is the story of a Métis soldier fighting for Canada on the Western Front of Europe during World War I. Vancouver 1914: a young Indigenous man named Jonathon Woodrow, desperate to prove himself as a warrior, enlists to fight in the Canadian army. Relying on his experience in hunting and wilderness survival, Private Woodrow quickly becomes one of the most feared trench raiders in the 1st Canadian Division. But as the war stretches on, with no end to the fighting in sight, Woodrow begins to realize that he will never go home again.

A 2017 finalist for the Playwright Guild of Canada’s prestigious Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights, Redpatch focuses on how First Nations soldiers and communities contributed to Canada’s involvement in the First World War.

"Redpatch is both personal yet universal and borderline mythological. Using dance, myth and mask, Calvert and Oliver have succeeded in asking a question about identity on a dual scale."
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