Daphne's Dive
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781559365314Publication Date:
22 Mar 2018
Size: 215mm x 135mm£18.99
First Staged:
Off-Broadway, 2016

Daphne's Dive

By Quiara Alegría Hudes

Paperback £18.99

A revolutionary trying to shake up the status quo. A child looking for refuge from a violent home. An artist in search of some trash to paint.

You’ll find them all at Daphne’s Dive, a local bar in North Philadelphia, where a collection of misfits gather for cold beer and warm company.

Known for her acclaimed Elliot Trilogy, Quiara Alegría Hudes continues to grapple with what it means to be an outsider while searching for empathy and connection in Daphne’s Dive.

Daphne’s Dive was premiered at Signature Theatre, Off-Broadway, in May 2016.

Press Quotes

'there’s an unassailable heart to Hudes’ work – a fierce compassion for the people she creates and an equally ardent love for the ethnically and culturally diverse city that raised her'


'Daphne’s Dive is the kind of place ‘where everybody knows your name.’… Ms. Hudes has a supple feel for characterization and a wide-ranging sympathy for life’s waifs and strays. And like the characters on Cheers, the regulars at Daphne’s make up an informal family with whose triumphs and troubles we come to sympathize.'

New York Times

'A slow-burning, vibrantly sketched portrait of a scruffy North Philly booze joint run by love-scarred Daphne… Most bartenders listen to others’ problems, but Daphne’s cheerful reticence about her own demons makes us lean forward.'

Time Out New York
Paperback,80 pages ISBN: 9781559365314Publication Date:
22 Mar 2018
Size: 215mm x 135mm£18.99

Also by Quiara Alegría Hudes:

The Happiest Song Plays Last
Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue
Miss You Like Hell
Water by the Spoonful

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