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LPG Drama Backlist Catalogue: 2015

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The Execution
By (author): Marie-Claire Blais Translated by: David Lobdell
9780889221031 Paperback, Trade English General Trade DRAMA / Canadian Jan 01, 1976
$16.95 CAD
Active 6 x 9 x 0.3 in 104 pages Talonbooks
The Execution is Marie-Claire Blais’s only play for the stage. Set in a boarding school, it tells the story of two schoolboys who plot the murder of one of their classmates and enact the crime. As a play, it is a study of innocence, evil and complicity, themes well-known to readers of Blais’s fiction.

Marie-Claire Blais
Born in Quebec, Marie-Claire Blais published her first novel at the age of 20, and has gone on to publish 20 novels to date in France and Quebec?all of which have been translated into English?in addition to five plays and several collections of poetry. All of her writings have met with international acclaim. Winner of the Prix Médicis, the Prix Belgo-Canadien, the Prix France-Québec and many others, Blais continues to devote herself to work that is proud and exacting.

“A brilliant play about the maturation of evil.”
CHQM

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