About this book
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 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. David French died in 2010.