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Catherine Trieschmann

Published by Samuel French Inc

0 Male 3 Female

Fourteen year old Laney arrives in Oxford, Mississippi with a twisted back, a mother in crisis and a burning desire to be writer

When she befriends Maribel Purdy, a fervent believer in the power of Jesus Christ to save her from the humiliations of high school, Laney embarks on a hilarious spiritual and sexual journey that challenges her mother's secular worldview and threatens to tear their fragile relationship apart


Laney Waters - 14, has dystonia, which causes one of her shoulders to draw up, as though she has a slightly hunched back

Elise Waters - 40s, Laney's mother

Maribel Purdy - 16, Laney's friend, chubby and radiant


"The work of a big accomplished writer's voice ... a gem of a discovery" ~ The New York Times

"Gorgeous almost beyond belief" ~ The London Times

"This is a wonderfully neat play, at once simple and complex, grappling with big issues - matters of faith, fantasy and the flesh - while keeping its sneakers firmly planted on the suburban topsoil of adolescent angst and domestic frictions" ~ The Daily Telegraph

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