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Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781772016161
Pages: 96
Pub. Date: July 2 2024
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Drama / DRA005000

  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • HISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / Vietnam War
  • DRAMA / Asian / General

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we the same

By Sangeeta Wylie

Inspired by a true story, we the same opens in 1979 Việt Nam, where six children and a mother become separated from their father and husband as they flee their homeland by boat. Against all odds, they survive pirate attacks, typhoons, and starvation, ending up shipwrecked on a desert island. Thirty-five years pass, and the mother at last shares heartfelt secrets and an unbelievable story with her daughter ... allowing the past to be escorted into the present.

Oscillating between humour, romance, and devastation, this powerful debut play explores the aftermath of the Vietnam War from a Vietnamese perspective. Its central threads tell of intergenerational healing, alienation and estrangement from peers, family relationships, and hope overcoming adversity.

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