400 Kilometres

SKU: 0889225176

Drew Hayden Taylor
Grade Levels:
Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Ojibwe, Woodland
Book Type:
Talon Books Ltd.
Copyright Date:

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400 Kilometres is the third play in Drew Hayden Taylor's hilarious and heart-wrenching identity-politics trilogy. Janice Wirth, a thirty-something urban professional, having discovered her roots as the Ojibwe orphan Grace Wabung in Someday, and having visited her birth family on the Otter Lake Reserve in Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth, is pregnant, and must now come to grips with the question of her true identity. Her adoptive parents have just retired, and are about to sell their house to embark on a quest for their own identity by returning to England. Meanwhile, the father of her child-to-be is attempting to convince Janice/Grace that their new generation's future lies with their own people at Otter Lake. Which path for the future is Janice/Grace to choose, for herself, her families and her child, having spent a lifetime caught between the questions of “what I am” and “who I am”?

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