During a thunderstorm, lightning strikes the home of the Lastings, killing the parents and forever bonding the children, even though Rock, William, Fred-James and Naomi are not blood-related. Years later, still haunted by their terrible childhood memory, the three older brothers await the return of their beloved sister who has been singing in faraway places. But the redhead who returns is horribly sick. Now the Lasting clan must join forces again, because the ?municipals’ are threatening to turn away their sister.
Daniel Danis lives in the Saguenay region of Quebec. His first play, Celle-là (That Woman, 1998) was awarded the Governor General’s Award and named best new production by the Syndicat Professionel de la Critique Dramatique et Musicale in Paris. His second play, Cendres de cailloux, won first prize at the Festival international de Maubeuge in France, and was named best new play at the 1994 Soirée des Masques in Montreal.
Linda Gaboriau is an award-winning literary translator based in Montreal. Her translations of plays by Quebec’s most prominent playwrights have been published and produced across Canada and abroad. In her work as a literary manager and dramaturge, she has directed numerous translation residencies and international exchange projects. She was the founding director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre. Most recently she won the 2010 Governor General’s Award for Forests, her translation of the play by Wajdi Mouawad.