10 Days on Earth

10 Days on Earth

Book - 2007 | 1st ed.
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Darrel is a middle-aged intellectually challenged man who lives with his mother. When she dies in her sleep, Darrel does not realize she is gone, and so, for over a week, he lives alone. Tandem to Darrel's day-to-day routine are the adventures of his favourite children's book characters, Honeydog and Little Burp. Their search for a home leads the dog and duck duo to an understanding of family, while Darrel's ease in the world illustrates just how his mother has paved the path for him to be without her. Episodes from the past, like faded colour snapshots from a family album, illustrate this mother's love for her son in all its honesty and fierce, unwavering will. Simple, tender, funny and unapologetic, 10 Days On Earth asks: If you were alone but didn't know it, would you feel lonely?
Publisher: Toronto : Playwrights Canada Press, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780887547379
Branch Call Number: 812.6 B959
Characteristics: 78 p. : ill. 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Ten days on earth

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Another work by puppeteer Ronnie Burkett, this play centres on Darrel, a man with an intellectual disability, who doesn’t realize that his mother has died in her sleep. For ten days straight he unknowingly lives alone, continuing his simple daily routine and daydreaming about his favorite storyb... Read More »


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