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Dog Eat Dog. Mary Gallagher

Dog Eat Dog.

Mary Gallagher

Published January 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780822203193
Paperback
92 pages
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 About the Book 

The place is an affluent suburb in a mid-sized American city, the time, the possible future, when the national economy has slid from recession into depression and even worse. The action of the play follows the plight of some representative familiesMoreThe place is an affluent suburb in a mid-sized American city, the time, the possible future, when the national economy has slid from recession into depression and even worse. The action of the play follows the plight of some representative families as they face conditions never before imagined: job loss, businesses collapsing, the country club besieged by squatters, and their friends and neighbors turning into hoarders, cadgers and thieves. Their attempts to survive while all is tumbling down are sometimes hilarious and sometimes genuinely moving as they turn curtains into clothes, dream up new ways to make zucchini appetizing, and fight over jobs they would have spurned in better days. But while told in broad, comic strokes, their story is also a moral tale, for while the times are out of joint, the resourcefulness and resiliency of the people remain strong and, with this, the conviction that if the spirit is undaunted, renewal and recovery are sure to come in time.