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Description - Trout Stanley by Claudia Dey

Described by Variety as 'Yukon Gothic,' Claudia Dey's acclaimed play Trout Stanley is set in northern British Columbia, on the outskirts of a mining town between Misery Junction and Grizzly Alley. In this inhospitable setting live a pair of sisters, twins who are not identical in any way: Sugar, a complicated, insecure waif who still wears the tracksuit her mother died in ten years prior, and Grace, a rough-and-tumble hellcat who owns the local dump. At the play's opening, it is their thirtieth birthday, and the TV news has announced the disappearance of a local Scrabble-champ stripper. While Grace is at the dump, housebound Sugar is surprised by a mysterious drifter, one Trout Stanley, foot fetishist and fake cop, who is searching for the lake where his parents drowned -- a fishy story if there ever was one. He quickly becomes mired in a surreal love triangle with the two sisters. Trout Stanley is about three people who confuse codependence for co-operation and affliction for affection. An eccentric, captivating story in which the biggest catch of all is love. Lavishly illustrated by Jason Logan.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781552451625
ISBN-10: 1552451623
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 127mm x mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Coach House Books
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Claudia Dey

Claudia Dey is a graduate of McGill and the National Theatre School. Her plays, Beaver (2000) and The Gwendolyn Poems (2002), have been performed in Toronto, Montreal, New York and, in 2005-06, Vancouver and published by Playwrights Canada Press. The Gwendolyn Poems was shortlisted for the 2002 Governor General's Award and a Trillium Award. Dey is currently at work on a novella.

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