Nothing to Lose (Paperback)

By David Fennario

Talonbooks, 9780889221215, 144pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1977

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It is 1976. In a tavern in the Point Saint Charles working class district of Montreal, three friends gather on their lunch hour and reminisce about the past. They are survivors of a decade. One is Jerry Nines, a writer who has had some success, having written a novel and a hit play. The others are Jackie Robinson and Frank Saladini, old friends of Jerry's from the Point. They work in a warehouse across the street. During the course of their reunion, Jackie leaves his truck parked at the loading dock of the warehouse and fights the foreman, actions which precipitate a worker's sit-down strike which David Fennario uses as a demand for workers' control of industry.

Cast of nine men.

About the Author

David FennarioAnglophone playwright born David Wiper in Montreal, Quebec, 1947. He was raised in the working class district of Pointe-St-Charles, an area he would make the centre of most of his plays.

Praise For Nothing to Lose

"Restores one’s faith in theatre as a medium of continuing vitality and relevance."
Southam News Service