Hello... Hello by Karen Hines
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Hello... Hello
By Karen Hines

Hello... Hello

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Hello... Hello by Karen Hines

Book Description

In the vast, unnamed metropolis of Hello ...Hello, art and commerce have finally and completely conjoined; stylish cafes serve up zebra mussels and the air is thick with a gentle rain of sparrows plummeting down from the mirrored office towers. Everywhere, people are falling for an edgy new fashion accessory: a shiny ball filled with poison that hangs from a delicate chain. In this oddly peaceful world, Cassandra, a salesgirl at a clothing store called the Abyss, meets a charismatic ad man named Ben in the graveyard where she is mourning her lover, the last true artist on earth. They find themselves helplessly attracted to one another. Ben walks Cassandra home and invites her out to dinner, which leads to sex, marriage and a house in Semi-Residentia. Then comes baby. All one and a half inches of her. Hello ...Hello, nominated for several Dora awards, including Best Play and Best Musical, is a tragic, comedic and curiously erotic attack on western society's predilection for escapist consumerism and entertainment. If the boy-meets-girl musical is the shiny happy ball, then the content of the play, and its characters, are the poison held within.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781552451717
ISBN-10: 1552451712
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Coach House Books
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Karen Hines

Karen Hines is an award-winning writer, performer and director. She has been nominated for several Dora and Chalmers awards for her Pochsy plays and her musical, Hello... Hello. Karen is a long-time collaborator with horror clown duo Mump and Smoot, and she has appeared in several TV shows including The Newsroom and other Ken Finkleman series.

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