Stories of lost futures

Geraldine Cousin

in Playing For Time

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780719061974
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700976 | DOI:
Stories of lost futures

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Bryony Lavery's Frozen uses elements of a fairy tale as pegs on which to hang her portrayal of a mother's quest for her lost daughter. This chapter analyses a selection of journalists' accounts of the children's deaths in relation to Frozen. It also discusses Shelagh Stephenson's award-winning The Memory of Water, Alice Sebold's highly acclaimed novel, The Lovely Bones, and Martin McDonagh's play, The Pillowman.

Keywords: lost children; The Memory of Water; children's deaths; The Lovely Bones; Frozen; The Pillowman

Chapter.  9645 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights)

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