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Fault Lines
Three Plays: Greenland - Iceland - Faroe Islands
By (author): Nicolas Billon
9781552452769 Paperback, Trade English General Trade DRAMA / Canadian Mar 04, 2013
$18.95 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 0.3 in 96 pages Coach House Books Coach House

Winner of the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

In Greenland, the discovery of a new island off the nation's coast mirrors a growing rift between the island’s discoverer and his family.

In Iceland, set against the backdrop of the banking crisis, a confrontation between a real estate agent and a tenant takes an unexpected turn.

A young woman's idealism is challenged by the infamous whale hunt in Faroe Islands.

Nicolas Billon's critically acclaimed trilogy asks the audience to consider the values that guide human relations. As the characters confront us with their stories – at times confession, at times diatribe – we are forced to reckon with their yearning to belong to something larger than themselves. A striking new voice that can be described as a hybrid of Wallace Shawn andNeil Labute, Fault Lines showcases the wit and dark humour of its author, and offers a compelling exploration of relationships and the challenges of connecting to others in a meaningful way.

Nicolas Billon's plays have been produced across Canada as well as New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo. His first play, The Elephant Song, was made into a feature film starring Bruce Greenwood, Xavier Dolan and Catherine Keener; his latest play, Butcher, is currently in development with Rhombus Media. Nic's awards include the Governor General's Award for Drama, the Writer's Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award, the Canadian Screen Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, multiple NOW Magazine Audience Choice Awards and an Overall Excellence Award for Playwriting from the NYC Fringe.

'Iceland is a beautifully structured and extremely powerful play that haunts the mind. Billon is an original and exciting voice.'—Atom Egoyan

'Billon is a masterful storyteller, drawing us into his characters' lives via richly detailed monologues, full of haunting imagery that echoes throughout the play.'

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