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    ISBN: 9781772014457 | Paperback

    112 pages | Pub. Date: 20221028
    5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
    Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA017000
    Rights: WORLD

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Consumed by fantasies of high fashion and opulent fabrics, young Hugo desperately tries to restore his mother Béatrice’s tarnished reputation – and their damaged relationship. Channelling Yves Saint Laurent, his idol and muse, Hugo sets out to counter the widespread rumours that the recently arrested Béatrice abuses him. He dreams of designing the perfect outfit for her court appearance, one that will bestow the air of the perfect mother and absolve her of all guilt. In this wrenching exploration of the roots of artistic creation, the acclaimed Michel Marc Bouchard asks whether art can be a pathway to healing, redemption, and forgiveness.

By Michel Marc Bouchard

Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard emerged on the professional theatre scene in 1985. Since then he has written twenty-five plays and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including, in June 2012, the prestigious National Order of Quebec for his contribution to Quebec culture, and, in 2005, the Order of Canada. He has also received le Prix Littéraire du Journal de Montréal, Prix du Cercle des critiques de l’Outaouais, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award, and the Chalmers Award for Outstanding New Play. Translated into nine languages, Bouchard’s bold, visionary works have represented Canada at major festivals around the world.

photo: Julie Perreault

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