Pig Girl

Category: Book
By (author): Murphy, Colleen
Subject:  DRAMA / Canadian
  DRAMA / Women Authors
  PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
  PSYCHOLOGY / Grief & Loss
Audience: general/trade
Awards: Carol Bolt Award (2014) Winner
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Published: November 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 8.37in x 5.37in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*At 4:00 a.m. on a secluded farm, a woman fights to take her life back from a serial killer as her desperate sister and a haunted police officer reach across time and distance in an attempt to rescue her.
From The Publisher*Winner of the 2014 Carol Bolt Award.
Review Quote*"It's a powerful and provocative story, told with beauty and utter fearlessness." -Paula Simmons, The Edmonton Journal
Review Quote*"Pig Girl succeeds not only in giving voice to the dead but by vocalising an important social injustice of its own: a missing prostitute is distinctly different from a missing person." -Alecia Marshall, British Theatre Guide
Review Quote*" . . . a deeply feminist, profoundly political work."-Alex Ramon, Public Reviews, London UK
Review Quote*"Murphy's work is refreshingly unpredictable...She is a keen observer, a shrewd and independent-minded analyst. And a terrific writer, with un-showy, economical dialogue, and tightly structured action. . .Building tension, never sensationalizing, or exploiting the suffering of the victim she shows-a bright student sunk into drug-addiction and lured to the farm by promises of new pharmaceuticals-Murphy gives depth to each character." -Timothy Ramsden, ReviewsGate, London UK
Biographical NoteColleen Murphy is an award-winning author who was born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, and lives in Toronto. Her plays include The December Man (L'homme de d├ęcembre)-winner of the 2007 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama, the Carol Bolt Award, and the Alberta Theatre Projects Enbridge playRites Award-Pig Girl, Beating Heart Cadaver, The Goodnight Bird, and The Piper, among others. She is also a librettist (The Enslavement and Liberation of Oksana G.) and an award-winning filmmaker whose distinct films have played in festivals around the world. For more information, visit www.colleenmurphy.ca.