Your Turn to Clean the Stair & Fugue


ISBN: 9781854592484
Author: Rona Munro
Publication Date: 01/07/1995
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 128pp.


Your Turn to Clean the Stair is a comically sinister study of the tensions in an Edinburgh tenement, from the award-winning author of Iron.

Old Mrs Mackie has always been in charge of her stair, the communal stairwell she shares with inhabitants like tough single-mum Kay and brittle young couple Lisa and Brian. And then there’s dodgy Bobby who just gets on everyone’s nerves. So when – after avoiding his stair-cleaning duties once again – Bobby’s body is found at the bottom of the stairs, the question is not did he fall or was he pushed, but whodunnit?

‘neat, well-organised psychological whodunnit – full of wit and energy’ Guardian

‘develops almost imperceptibly from slice-of-life realism into a subtle study of sexual relationships and contrasting attitudes to sex’ Scotsman

Also included in this volume is Fugue, an earlier play from Munro about a young woman and her alter ego.

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