Saucy JackFront Cover

ISBN: 9780921368410 | paperback / softback

$10.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780921368410 | Rights: WORLD

One of the most intriguing theories about the identity of the infamous London murderer, Jack the Ripper, is that he hid behind the skirts of respectability, social position, and perhaps, even royalty …

In Saucy Jack, the author of Blood Relations and Doc, Sharon Pollock, implicates the most upper echelons of British society in the brutal murders of London’s prostitutes. In a stately Victorian drawing room, two old friends, James Kenneth Stephen, a scholar, and his former pupil, Prince Albert Victor, Queen Victoria’s nephew and heir to the throne, dance around the truth of the identity of London’s most notorious killer, and while a tale of psychological intrigue is played out, an unravelling of tested friendship, betrayal, duplicity, and motive is revealed.

With the single female character of Kate, an actress hired by James to re-enact the death throes of the prostitutes, Pollock creates an ominous presence, both disturbing and haunting.

Saucy Jack undoes the mythology surrounding the killer, weakens his place in the ranks of history’s powerful, and instead, gives a voice and a face to his anonymous victims.

By Sharon Pollock

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.

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news | 2010-08-19
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…Sharon Pollock has two plays with Talonbooks, Saucy Jack and Walsh. …