Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Fault Lines

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Fault Lines

Coach House Books, March 2013

From Coach House Books:

Winner of the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

In Greenland, the naming of a new island off the nation's coast mirrors a growing rift between the island’s discoverer and his family. In Iceland, greed and sex fuel a confrontation between a corrupt real estate agent, an Estonian prostitute and a naive tenant. A young woman's idealism is challenged by the whale hunt in Faroe Islands.

Nicolas Billon's trilogy of acclaimed plays uses intertwined monologues to tackle, with wit and dark humour, our yearning to belong to something larger than ourselves.

A striking new voice that can be described as a hybrid of Wallace Shawn and Neil Labute, Fault Lines showcases the wit and dark humour of its author, and offers a compelling exploration of relationships and the challenges of connecting to others in a meaningful way.

'Iceland is a beautifully structured and extremely powerful play that haunts the mind. Billon is an original and exciting voice.' – Atom Egoyan

'Billon is a masterful storyteller, drawing us into his characters' lives via richly detailed monologues, full of haunting imagery that echoes throughout the play.' – NOW Magazine