By Many Wounds

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DOI: 10.5040/9780571285860.00000003
Acts: 2. Scenes: 14. Roles: Male (1) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

And it’s you, you’re standing on a step, looking like I remember you but a little older, and not nervous but like you belong. And wearing a stripy T-shirt and the yellow beret that you wore the summer before you left … and you don’t say anything for a second. Then suddenly you say ‘Sorry.’

A very ordinary family. An ordinary family holiday. Mum, Mike, Gill and Judy. And now Judy’s gone and nothing will ever be the same again.

By Many Wounds is an examination of ordinary lives made extraordinary through disaster. In this gripping story about love and loss, Zinnie Harris paints a haunting picture of a family coming to terms with grief and a child’s forced entry into early adulthood.

By Many Wounds was first presented at the Chelsea Centre, London, in November 1998.

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Faber and Faber

Zinnie Harris

ISBN: 9780571200979

Series: Faber Drama