Leaving Home, Of the Fields, Lately, and Salt-Water Moon: Three Mercer Plays

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Leaving Home tells the story of the Mercers, a Newfoundland family that has lost its way after emigrating. The sequel, Of the Fields, Lately, finds son Ben returning home to find his mother trying to sustain his father after a heart attack. Rounding out the trilogy is the prequel, Salt-Water Moon, focusing on Mary, a fierce teenager with steel in her heart.” Brilliantly blending comedy and tragedy, these important realist plays appear for the first time together in this illustrated edition, with a new introduction by the author and a foreword by Arthur Schultz.

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David French was one of Canada's best-known and critically acclaimed playwrights. He was one of the first inductees into the Newfoundland Arts Hall of Honour, and was an Officer of the Order of Canada. Among his most beloved works are the semi-autobiographical Mercer plays: Leaving Home, Of the Fields, Lately, Salt-Water Moon, 1949, and Soldier's Heart. Leaving Home was named one of Canada's 100 Most Influential Books by the Literary Review of Canada and one of the 1,000 Most Essential Plays in the English Language by the Oxford Dictionary of Theatre. The Mercer plays have touched audiences across North America, and in Europe, South America, and Australia. David French died in 2010. Albert Schultz is Founding Artistic Director of the Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto.

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[A] solidly fashioned, powerful emotional drama...All of its characters have the quality of theatrical life...All prove worthy of our attention, understanding, and laughter. (Globe and Mail 2009-05-01)

A play of remarkable dynamic life...The lacerating quality of inner-family warfare carries both superb comedy and powerful emotional force...An overwhelming dramatic experience. (Toronto Star 2009-05-01)

An agonizingly beautiful work. (New York Post 2009-05-01)

Splendidly played...Immensely moving. (Washington Post 2009-05-01)

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