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Killing the Cat

Killing the Cat

David Spencer

ISBN: 9780413642103

Winner of the 1990 Verity Bargate Award, this play has as its theme the classic situation where a young writer betrays his family by exposing them in a novel. David Spencer's "Releevo" won the 1986 Verity Bargate Award.

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Winner of the Verity Bargate Award in 1990 Killing the Cat is a play about memory and writing. Moving between the 70s and the present day it shows Danny writing about his sister's experience of sexual abuse by his father. As he invents a fiction of what he has been told has happened, what he remembers happening and what he imagines or dreams to have happened in the past Danny's story threatens to blow the family apart, until the other members join ranks to keep the story a family secret.

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