in a word (Paperback)

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in a word (Paperback)


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Today is the two-year anniversary of Fiona's son's disappearance, and still, nothing makes sense to her. Not her blas husband, the incompetent detective, or the neighborhood kidnapper who keeps introducing himself in the checkout line. As Fiona delves back into her memories of that fateful day, to uncover that crucial missing piece, grief and comedy collide, and ordinary turns of phrase take on dangerous new meanings.
Product Details ISBN: 9780573799969
ISBN-10: 0573799962
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: December 1st, 2015
Pages: 86
Language: English
Engrossing… The pieces and performances grow together with an empathetic force and writerly dexterity that explain why [Lauren Yee] is in increasing demand all over the country.” - San Francisco Chronicle

"In a Word is - in a word - riveting. It’s also powerful, moving, funny..." - SF Examiner

"Sensational...While the subject matter explored in this play is weighty and disturbing, this production is a remarkably engaging and brilliantly orchestrated series of images." - The News-Hearld

"[An] enthralling new play… I was held spellbound for 80 minutes..." - Talkin' Broadway

“This is a complex and arresting journey through the words that we employ to clumsily deal with events that are clearly unspeakable.” - Cleveland Scene