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Howl Red

 
 © Manon Cousin

© Manon Cousin

Also by Étienne lepage: 

The Logic of the Worst
Thus Spoke

 
 

BY ÉTIENNE LEPAGE (QUEBEC)

4W, 6M (doubling possible)

Ten characters are caught on the spot, as if a door was cracked open on a moment in their lives. We don't know where they come from or where they're going. They talk, the scream, they say everything they mean and a few things they don't mean and then the door closes again. What little we hear evokes the pleasure of being mean, the perverse satisfaction of doing wrong — like yelling at one's grandmother or hurting someone for no reason. But it also remind us of the crude, naïve and ridiculous sincerity of every day life.

Commission

This translation was commissioned by The Lark.