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LPG Drama Backlist Catalogue: 2015

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A God in Need of Help
By (author): Sean Dixon
9781552452912 Paperback, Trade English DRAMA / Canadian Apr 16, 2014
$17.95 CAD
Active 5.34 x 8.27 x 0.4 in 120 pages Coach House Books
Nominated for the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama It's 1606 and Europe is at war over God. At the behest of the Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolf II, Venice's four strongest men are charged with transporting a holy painting - Albrecht Dürer's The Brotherhood of the Rosary - across the Alps to Prague. In the small Alpine village of Pusterwald, they are set upon by Protestant zealots; their escape is attributed to a miracle. The strongmen and their captain are summoned to an inquiry, led by the magistrate of Venice and the cardinal archbishop of Milan, to determine whether something divine did indeed occur. Each man's recounting adds a layer of colour to the canvas. Through this vividly painted mystery, inspired by true events, Sean Dixon challenges the role of faith at thedawn of the Age of Reason.

Sean Dixon is a playwright, novelist and actor. He co-founded the influential Winnipeg theatre collective primus, providing the narratives for their performances Dog Day , Alkoremmi and The Night Room . Three of his plays were collected in AWOL: Three Plays for Theatre SKAM (2002). Sean"s first novel, The Girls Who Saw Everything , was named one of the Best Books of 2007 by Quill & Quire . With his second novel, The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn (2011), he has been called "the true inheritor of [Gwendolyn] MacEwen"s mythopoeic legacy." He is also the author of two books for young readers, The Feathered Cloak and The Winter Drey . He lives in Toronto with his wife, documentary filmmaker Katerina Cizek.

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