People Live Here Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781772012392
Pages: 224
Pub. Date: September 20 2019
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.625"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Categories
Non-Fiction / PER011030

  • POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Political & Protest
  • POETRY / Canadian
  • POETRY / Women Authors
  • HISTORY / Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / Native American Studies
  • LAW / Indigenous Law
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Indigenous
  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Canadian
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Playwriting

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People Live Here
The Parkdale Trilogy: The Chance, Her Inside Life, and Kill the Poor
By George F. Walker

People Live Here is a collection of three exciting new plays by George F. Walker, Canada’s king of black comedy and a winner of two Governor General’s Literary Awards for Drama. The Chance is a funny, quirky, and suspenseful play portraying three aspiring but economically deprived women living in a working-class neighbourhood of Toronto. The serendipitous discovery of a $300,000 cheque left behind by one of Jo’s one-night stands sends Jo’s mother Marcie, optimistic but exhausted, and stripper Amie, Jo’s friend and colleague, into a furious conjectures on how to use the money (if at all).

Her Inside Life is a heartwarming story introducing Violet, an unbalanced widow under house arrest for committing a serious crime and looking to regain the respect of her daughter and her social worker, who visit regularly. The reappearance of Leo – a man Violet thought she had killed – offers an odd opportunity for the main character to show she doesn’t belong in the madhouse.

Kill the Poor, this collection’s last chapter, is an intense comedy portraying a couple struggling for money and recuperating from a serious car accident. But what if the expected settlement changes the couple’s life for the better? A hired detective and the building’s custodian provide help, but the mysterious driver of the other car makes a comeback … for the worse. Altogether, George F. Walker’s People Live Here completes the Parkdale Palace trilogy of plays dealing with issues of social justice and allying heart, humour, and a contemporary reflection on human inequalities.