La Corbière (Paperback)
Chiswick Books, 9780992869267, 80pp.
Publication Date: July 13, 2016
Avant garde drama by award winning Irish playwright, Anne Le Marquand Hartigan.
"She mines a seam close to that of Joyce, with sound impinging on sound, word upon word, spinning from one meaning to another..." Irish Times.
"Poetic drama...set before us on a sea of floating silk." International Herald Tribune.
"Rare and delicate...a newborn breath with a light and beautiful hand." Sunday Independent.
When a boatload of French prostitutes is shipwrecked off the coast of German occupied Jersey, their bodies are left to drift on the tide for days, their long peroxide hair floating out on the waves: This tragic image is the starting point for a powerful, poetic sound-scape, a requiem to the forgotten victims of the second world war.
Other dramatic works include: The Secret Game, Chiswick Books 2014; I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside, Chiswick Books 2015.
Anne Le Marquand Hartigan has published seven collections of poetry, and her work has been translated into several languages and adapted for music and opera.