57 Family Fracas

British Columbia
United States
Jerry Wasserman
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Revue Stage

Families are like fudge: mostly sweet with a few nuts—or so goes the old saying. This event features four takes on families, nuts included. In Billie Livingston's novel, a family learns that redemption can be found in the most unlikely of places. Amy Jones’ novel follows the Parker family’s misadventures after dementia beckons the family matriarch to plunge over a waterfall in a barrel. Jim Lynch puts his imagined family all together in a sailboat, to deal with both the wind’s and life’s twists and turns. And Zoe Whittall’s fictional family patriarch is arrested for sexual assault, leaving his family reeling with questions, denials and rage. Our tendency to care for one another makes for heartfelt fiction in the hands of these authors.

* Programming details have changed since the Festival Program was printed:
We are pleased to announce that Billie Livingston will now be appearing at Family Fracas.