Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue
Paperback, 72 pages ISBN: 9781559364379Publication Date:
25 Apr 2013
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99

Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue

By Quiara Alegría Hudes

Paperback £14.99

An unforgettable journey across time and generations.

Back home in Philadelphia, Elliot Ortiz, a nineteen-year-old Marine seriously wounded in Iraq, contemplates his return for a second tour of duty. In this poetic memory play, the Ortiz family recounts three generations of service to their country in the wars in Korea, Vietnam and Iraq, and the effects their service has had on the individual, the family and the community they live in.

Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. It is the first in a three-play cycle, continued in Water By the Spoonful and The Happiest Song Plays Last.

Press Quotes

'Hudes' plays abound in an exuberant, richly imaginative theatricality that's entrancing.'

Oregonian

'Without ever invoking current politics, Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue manages to be a deeply poetic, touching, and often funny indictment of the war in Iraq.'

New York Times

'A lush and evocative tone poem about the way the landscape of the soul is transformed by war... a writer of astonishing lyricism and intellectual rigour.'

Atlanta Journal Constitution
Paperback, 72 pages ISBN: 9781559364379Publication Date:
25 Apr 2013
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99

Also by Quiara Alegría Hudes:

Daphne's Dive
Water by the Spoonful
Miss You Like Hell
The Happiest Song Plays Last

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