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Guernica Editions, Fall 2016
174 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771830683
ISBN10: 1771830689
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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Freeze is an allegorical comedy play that dramatizes the Great Ice Storm of '98 as a metaphor presaging “cooler” more inclusive times in Quebec compared to the separatist firestorms of earlier decades. Five quirky Montrealers, trapped in a power-outed duplex, butt heads in candlelight over love, language and politics, provoking us to ponder with laughter whether Montreal's “two solitudes” of the past has become a stereotype in this new century?
In the midst of this dark hour, I sensed that a bigger story was passing through us. It was an extraordinary moment in history, when all Québecers, no matter their race, religion, language, birthplace or work, became “pure laine” to the core, as we collectively faced the wrath of nature.

Books by Stephen Orlov