About the Book
Sorrel grew up with professor parents, where carob was dessert, reading passages of Canadian poetry aloud was entertainment, and canoeing was the only sport encouraged. No one really noticed the studious Sorrel until she turned seventeen, when late puberty suddenly transformed her into a hot dork. Boys wanted her and girls loathed her, and all at once Sorrel discovered the joys of sexuality and the pain of social rejection.
Sorrel enters college as a self-proclaimed loser with no female friends, but then she meets Maggie. Maggie's unwavering friendship helps her shed her inhibitions and become more truly herself. The two women grow older, but when Maggie is diagnosed with cancer, Sorrel must choose between raw feeling and devotion.
About the Book
From one of Canada's boldest playwrights comes an intimate look into the sexual life of a young woman as she struggles with the power of her desires.
Hannah Moscovitch is an acclaimed playwright, librettist, and TV writer. Her work for the stage includes East of Berlin, This is War, Little One, The Russian Play, Bunny, Infinity, and her operas with Lembit Beecher, I have no stories to tell youand Sky on Swings. She’s been widely produced in Canada, as well as in the United States, Britain, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Hannah’s been honoured with numerous awards, including multiple Dora Mavor Moore Awards, Fringe First and Herald Angel Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Trillium Book Award, and the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize administered by Yale. She’s been a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and twice for the Siminovitch Prize. This past spring, Hannah was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical after Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story.