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From the Publisher“A passionate statement about real people trapped in poverty, deprived of ambition and vulnerable to manipulation”—The Independent
"Delaney...record[s] the wonder of life as she lives it."—Observer
The play is a coming-of-age story about Jo, a seventeen year old young woman and her irresponsible, alcoholic, crude and ...
The play is a coming-of-age story about Jo, a seventeen year old young woman and her irresponsible, alcoholic, crude and sexually indiscriminate mother Helen who often neglects Jo in favor of her own romantic interests. Jo enters into a relationship with a Nigerian sailor who eventually leaves her alone and pregnant. She moves in with an acquaintance art student who is a homosexual and who acts as her surrogate father until her mother returns on the scene upending Jo's plans for the future.
This mid-century play examined questions of race, class, gender and sexual orientation and ushered in a new era of modern dramatists. It was made into a highly acclaimed film in 1962.