House of Anansi Press

Leaving Home

Written by David French

Published March 03, 2002 | ISBN 9780887846663
DRAMA / Canadian

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120 pages | 8.250 in × 5.250 in
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About this book

Leaving Home

David French

David French's first play is a classic in Canadian drama. The first part of what has come to be known as the Mercer Series, Leaving Home tells the story of a Newfoundland family that has emigrated and lost all sense of its place in the world.

Leaving Home was named one of the "100 Most Influential Canadian Books" by the Literary Review of Canada.

About the Author

David French

David French was one of Canada's best-known and critically acclaimed playwrights. He was one of the first inductees into the Newfoundland Arts Hall of Honour, and was an Officer of the Order of Canada. Among his most beloved works are the semi-autobiographical Mercer plays: Leaving Home, Of the Fields, Lately, Salt-Water Moon, 1949, and Soldier's Heart. Leaving Home was named one of Canada's 100 Most Influential Books by the Literary Review of Canada and one of the 1,000 Most Essential Plays in the English Language by the Oxford Dictionary of Theatre. The Mercer plays have touched audiences across North America, and in Europe, South America, and Australia. David French died in 2010.