Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Waiting on Wednesday | Small Talk by Carole Fréchette and John Murrell

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill at Breaking the Spine

There is so much about this play that sounds amazing to me. It's translated from French, about meaningful conversations around mental health, and unexpected friendships. Also this cover is kinda incredible. I can't wait until this comes out, and I'm able to read it.

Small Talk by Carole Frechette (Translated by John Murrell)
Release Date: September 17th 2018 | Published by Playwrights Canada Press | Goodreads Link
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“There can be no fullness without emptiness. And there can be no conversation without a void.”

Everyday conversation has always been a challenge for Julie, a lonely and anxious researcher who spends her days bent over a microscope in a basement laboratory. She struggles through lunchtime discussions with co-workers and one-sided exchanges with her withdrawn father and mute stepmother, attempts to understand her aphasic mother, and feels steamrolled in conversations with her game-show host brother and his extravagant girlfriend. At the end of each day, she goes home exhausted and indulges in soliloquies in which she lets go of everything unsaid. She tries self-help videos and a conversation workshop, but nothing can budge her verbal roadblocks. After being humiliated by her brother on live TV, she runs away from her city, her family, her job, and her life. Wandering in the woods, she meets Timothy, who is trying to end his life. Between someone who wants to leave the world and someone who would like to be a part of it, a meaningful conversation begins to take shape.

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