news | Friday July 4, 2014
Hot off the presses is the latest play by David Fennario, one of Canada’s most renowned playwrights. This is the last of Talon’s new books for the Spring 2014 season. Order yours today!
Motherhouse gives a voice to the disillusioned working-class women employed at the British Munitions Factory in Verdun, Quebec, during the First World War. Verdun’s munitions manufacturer employed more than four thousand women during the war, including Fennario’s mother. (Learn more about the history of this real munitions factory on Meta-Talon.)
Following in the trudging footsteps of Fennario’s anti-war protest play Bolsheviki (Talonbooks, 2012), Motherhouse similarly debunks the sentimental notions of duty, heroism, and nationhood that figured so prominently in Canadian war effort campaigns and that persist in Canadian history textbooks today.
ISBN 13: 9780889228481 | ISBN 10: 0889228485
5.5” W x 8.5” H | 128 pages
$17.95 CAN / $17.95 US