RoseFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889224902 | paperback / softback

$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224902 | Rights: WORLD

Rose is the eagerly awaited third installment in Tomson Highway’s “rez” cycle—a large-cast musical set on the Wasaychigan Hill Reserve in 1992, reintroducing many of the characters from the first two plays, The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing.

The play features, as the title suggests, Roses. One Rose has recently become chief of the reserve, a woman who must fight constantly to keep her position and maintain the integrity of her native culture. Another Rose died seven years earlier in the saddle of her Harley while on her glorious, but grievous journey to women’s liberation. The third Rose never even had a chance to be born.

Emily Dictionary and some of her female biker pals take centre stage when Big Joey enlists the Sudbury Mafia to help with his plans to open a multi-million dollar dream casino in the women’s cherished Community Hall on the Rez. Bob Rae, Premier of Ontario at the time, makes an appearance in a land claims negotiation to sign the first Indian treaty in a hundred years with Chief Big Rose.

Violence against women is once again a powerful issue in the play as the battle for the future of the community builds to its shattering climax.

Cast of 10 women and 7 men.

By Tomson Highway

Sophie Bienvenu is a Québécois writer. After studying visual communication in Paris, she settled in Quebec in 2001 and quickly established herself as a successful blogger. Et au pire, on se mariera (La Mèche) her first novel, was followed by Chercher Sam (translation forthcoming from Talonbooks, 2019), and Autour d’elle, translated as Around Her by Rhonda Mullins (Talonbooks, 2018). Ceci n’est pas de l’amour (This Is Not Love) was her first poetry collection, published in 2016 by Poètes de brousse. Bienvenu’s writing takes its readers on an emotional journey, an intense exploration of profoundly human characters, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Read more about Tomson Highway


Access Onix Code
Website:
Publisher:

OtherText Code 08:

news | 2018-01-09
Morse’s ideas of North

…focus on serial poems and sequences and/or prose poems. …


news | 2017-03-27
New books for spring! Poetry, fiction, and drama

…John Murrell’s joyful and absolutely stage-able prose adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s classic Romantic …


news | 2016-10-24
Our Fall 2016 books are launched!

…Belford and the caustic and playful poetics and prose of Friendly Fire by Danielle LaFrance, to 1970s …


news | 2016-10-19
Tomorrow: Talon’s big fall launch!

…Jamali Rad Friendly Fire by Danielle LaFrance Prose! U Girl by Meredith Quartermain (a novel) The …


news | 2016-07-04
Fall 2016 previews!

…Talon list. Comprising experimental poetry and prose, Friendly Fire interrogates the male subjective …


news | 2016-04-21
Annotating Gertrude Stein, a century later

…the eccentric sounds and rhythms of Stein’s long prose-poem, bringing understanding, in particular, to …


news | 2016-01-05
Best of 2015

…but not really ‘short stories,’ more like prose poem meditations on language and region, people, …


news | 2015-10-16
As Always is launched – and nominated for a QWF award!

…one of Madeleine’s books, a short book of prose poetry. A few years later, in 1989, Lair was … had begun working together when the possibility arose of translating more of Madeleine’s work, …


news | 2015-09-09
Our windiest book yet has just blown in

…blue guide written in an airy, associative prose. The book, mixing the tropes of road narrative, …


news | 2015-09-04
Webb belongs in all CanLit libraries!

…and sound poems, long poems, found poems, prose poems, ghazals/anti-ghazals—unmatched in Canadian …


events | 2010-04-29
Talon’s 2010 Cross-Canada Poetry Tour: Vancouver

…How to Write contains ten pieces of conceptual prose, ranging from the purely appropriated to the … In Bardy Google *Frank Davey constructs prose poems using Internet search protocols. SFU …


events | 2010-04-27
Talon's 2010 Cross-Canada Poetry Tour: Calgary

…How to Write contains ten pieces of conceptual prose, ranging from the purely appropriated to the … In Bardy Google *Frank Davey constructs prose poems using Internet search protocols. SFU …


events | 2010-04-22
Talon’s 2010 Cross-Canada Poetry Tour: Edmonton Poetry Festival

…How to Write contains ten pieces of conceptual prose, ranging from the purely appropriated to the … In Bardy Google *Frank Davey constructs prose poems using Internet search protocols. SFU …