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    ISBN: 9781772012903 | Paperback

    128 pages | Pub. Date: 20210504
    5.5 W × 8.5 H × .41 D inches
    Frontlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA019000
    Rights: WORLD


In 2020 near the United States–Mexico border, a family from 1979 drives back towards Chile from Canada. As time and space shift and blend, the family experiences a series of encounters ranging from poignant to comical to fantastical. Encircled by past, present, and future, their journey becomes a collective vision that immerses us all in the compelling experiences of people attempting to cross or guard borders – and walls.

An enthralling mix of dark comedy and magic realism, Anywhere but Here, by celebrated actor, author, and playwright Carmen Aguirre, is an unabashed celebration of Latinx culture and a virtuoso exposition of the costs of exile and the true nature of home in an unstable world.

Cast of five Latinx women and four Latinx men (or at least a very diverse cast)

Includes two raps by Shad.

"Anywhere But Here is a glorious ride... [it] is madly ambitious. It’s original. And it sets a new highwater mark for Latinx representation in Canada."
—Colin Thomas

"Defying both time and space, with raps written by Shad Kabango, Aguirre crosses borders, literally, emotionally, and metaphysically... Anywhere But Here creates empathy around immigration with effective storytelling."
—the Vancouver Arts Review

By Carmen Aguirre

Carmen Aguirre is a Vancouver-based theatre artist who has worked extensively in North and South America. She has written and co-written twenty-one plays, including Chile Con Carne, The Trigger, The Refugee Hotel, and Blue Box. Her first non-fiction book, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, was published in 2011 by Douglas & McIntyre in Canada and Granta/Portobello in the United Kingdom and is now available in Finland and Holland, in translation.

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