The third book of the Mercer family saga.
Meet the Author
Born in Coley’s Point, Newfoundland, David French was one of Canada’s best-known and most critically acclaimed playwrights. His work received many major awards, and French was one of the first inductees into the Newfoundland Arts Hall of Honour.
Among his best-loved works are the semi-autobiographical Mercer plays: Salt-Water Moon ; 1949 ; Leaving Home , recently named one of Canada’s 100 Most Influential Books ( Literary Review of Canada ) and one of the 1,000 Most Essential Plays in the English Language ( Oxford Dictionary of Theatre ); Of the Fields, Lately and Soldier’s Heart . The Mercer plays have received hundreds of productions across North America, including a Broadway production of Of the Fields, Lately . This quintet of plays about a Newfoundland family has also touched audiences in Europe, South America and Australia. In addition, French produced skillful adaptations of Alexander Ostrovsky’s The Forest , Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull and August Strindberg’s Miss Julie .
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