Eugenia Ledoux, nine years old, wakes to a note from her father: ‘gone to save the world. sorry. yours, sheb wooly ledoux. asshole.’ Eugenia is left behind with her mother, the sharp-edged B-movie actress Mink, and her sister, the death-obsessed and hauntingly beautiful Immaculata. When Mink climbs into the family car and vanishes, Eugenia doubles in age overnight, but remains the dark and diminutive creature who earned the nickname ‘Stunt.’ Studded with postcards from outer space, twins, levitation, the explosion of a shoulder-pad factory, and some accomplished taxidermy, this is part dirge, part cowboy poetry, and part love letter to the wilder corners of Toronto and of ourselves.
CLAUDIA DEY’s plays have been translated into French and German, and produced internationally. They include the GG- and Trillium- Award-nominated The Gwendolyn Poems. Claudia is a graduate of McGill University and the National Theatre School. She writes the ‘Group Therapy’ column for the Globe and Mail.
Published by Coach House Books