The LivingFront Cover

ISBN: 9781772012316 | paperback / softback

$18.95 | 88 pages | Pub. Date: 2019
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .5 D inches
Drama | forthcoming | Bisac: DRA011000
ISBN 13: 9781772012316 | Rights: WORLD

The Living is a powerful and unsettling documentary play by Colleen Wagner, author of the Governor General’s Literary Award–winning play The Monument. It is inspired by the actual stories of women and girls who survived trauma in post-conflict zones like Rwanda and Uganda. The Living examines the lives of victims and perpetrators, post-genocide, who live side-by-side in government-issued housing, as well as the role of NGO-funded campaigns. By means of theatrical fiction, documentary work, and re-enactment, The Living provides a creative path toward reconciliation, in hopes that the impossible act of forgiveness can end the cycle of revenge.

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news | 2017-04-28
Mend the Living wins Wellcome Book Prize!

…translator Jessica Moore! Their 2016 novel, Mend the Living , has won the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize! Worth … author to win the prestigious prize and, as Mend the Living is a novel in translation, the prize money will …


news | 2017-03-16
Mend the Living is short-listed for the Wellcome Book Prize!

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news | 2016-11-14
Watch the trailer for the new movie based on Maylis de Kerangal’s novel, Mend the Living

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news | 2016-06-17
Two new reviews of Mend the Living

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news | 2016-05-02
Take a ride on the ferry boat, and pick up a great book!

…to share the news that our latest novel, Mend the Living, is now available in gift shops aboard BC … Ferries! Mend the Living , written by French author Maylis de Kerangal and …


news | 2016-04-14
Photos from the 2nd annual BC Book Day at the British Columbia Legislature

…Legislature, Linda Reid, talk about adopting Mend the Living for the BC Parliamentary Book Club. We hope they …


news | 2016-03-30
This Saturday in Montreal, join us for the launch of Mend the Living

…& Quarterly Bookstore for the launch of Mend the Living ! Jessica Moore celebrates the Canadian launch of … the critically acclaimed French novel, Mend the Living, by Maylis de Kerangal. Poets Rahat Kurd and Oana …


news | 2016-03-10
Mend the Living is up for the Man Booker International Prize!

…pleased that Jessica Moore’s translation of Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal has made the Man Booker … longlist! Published in Canada by Talonbooks, Mend the Living was simultaneously published in the United … In the case of a work in translation (like Mend the Living), the £50,000 prize will be divided equally …


news | 2016-01-27
The first book of spring!

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news | 2016-01-20
A look at what’s coming this spring

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