Sled: A Play

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Playwrights Canada Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Drama - 130 pages
From the author of Lion in the Streets, White Biting Dog, and The Crackwalker, comes a searing and poetic look at ourselves, our society, and our mythology. Sled begins and ends in the Canadian North, a world of unforgiving isolation and mystical change. The other landscape is a Toronto neighbourhood which proves to be equally harsh and mythical under its quiet surface. This is a play of tragic destiny that addresses the "painful infection in our strong, our red heart", the red heart being the red maple leaf on our flag, and the pain: the painful mysteries of being human.

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About the author (1997)

Judith Thompson is a two-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for White Biting Dog and The Other Side of the Dark. In 2006 she was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada and in 2008 she was awarded the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play Palace of the End. Judith is a professor of drama at the University of Guelph and lives with her husband and five children in Toronto.

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