Frenchtown: A Drama About Shanghai, P.r.c.

by Lawrence Jeffery

Exile Editions | February 11, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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A reflection on family and the power of a nation, this elegant and cerebral drama explores the disquietude of Shanghai and its residents in the wake of Tiananmen Square and the return of Hong Kong to mainland China. Frenchtown follows the story of Tess, an American archivist and longtime Shanghai resident; DJ, a Canadian writer looking for his ancestral home in the old French Concession; James, a boozy, gruff war hero searching for his estranged son; and Sam, a Xinhua journalist who clings to his unshakeable faith in China’s ultimate and glorious destiny. The result is a study of the complex cultural, political, and emotional battles fought in Shanghai during a time of great uncertainty.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.68 in

Published: February 11, 2013

Publisher: Exile Editions

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550963023

ISBN - 13: 9781550963021

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Frenchtown: A Drama About Shanghai, P.r.c.

by Lawrence Jeffery

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.68 in

Published: February 11, 2013

Publisher: Exile Editions

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550963023

ISBN - 13: 9781550963021

From the Publisher

A reflection on family and the power of a nation, this elegant and cerebral drama explores the disquietude of Shanghai and its residents in the wake of Tiananmen Square and the return of Hong Kong to mainland China. Frenchtown follows the story of Tess, an American archivist and longtime Shanghai resident; DJ, a Canadian writer looking for his ancestral home in the old French Concession; James, a boozy, gruff war hero searching for his estranged son; and Sam, a Xinhua journalist who clings to his unshakeable faith in China’s ultimate and glorious destiny. The result is a study of the complex cultural, political, and emotional battles fought in Shanghai during a time of great uncertainty.

About the Author

Lawrence Jeffery is the author and playwright of numerous works, including Four Plays and Who Look in Stove. He is the cofounder and director of the Impossible Odds Foundation, which raises money to support children from around the world. He lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Editorial Reviews

“Jeffery writes with spare elegance . . . on the page it looks curiously naked, but on the stage it achieves a cool life that is quite entrancing.”  —Dave Carley, American Theatre magazine

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