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Yesterday the Children Were Dancing

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Lawyer Pierre Gravel is offered the federal justice portfolio but is unexpectedly faced with the opposing views and violent methods of his terrorist son.


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Gratien Gelinas was, for nearly 60 years, an actor and a playwright, a theatre founder, a revue writer, and performer. His plays are landmarks in Quebec drama.

Paperback, 80 pages
Published April 28th 1992 by House of Anansi Press (first published April 1992)
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Amy Rose
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Yesterday the Children Were Dancing by Gratien Galinas is one the best pieces of Canadian literature I've read. I first picked up the play a little over two years ago, after finding a copy in a paper recycling dumpster. At the time, I had just begun to explore French-Canadian history and Canadian literature.

The play offers a vivid and emotionally impacting snapshot of Quebec during the early 1960's, a time when a small number of separatists escalated to violence. I loved it on my first read a
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