By Nicolas Billon
In Greenland, the naming of a brand new island off the nation's coast mirrors a growing to be rift among the island’s discoverer and his kinfolk. In Iceland, greed and intercourse gas a disagreement among a corrupt genuine property agent, an Estonian prostitute and a naive tenant. a tender woman's idealism is challenged by way of the whale hunt in Faroe Islands.
Nicolas Billon's trilogy of acclaimed performs makes use of intertwined monologues to take on, with wit and darkish humour, our craving to belong to anything better than ourselves.
A impressive new voice that may be defined as a hybrid of Wallace Shawn and Neil Labute, Fault strains showcases the wit and darkish humour of its writer, and gives a compelling exploration of relationships and the demanding situations of connecting to others in a significant means.
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