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Peach Season, The  

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After the murder of her husband, Celia has shut herself and her 16-year-old daughter Zoë away, toiling on a peach farm in the middle of nowhere. The arrival of two young people to help during picking season heralds the beginning of the end for Celia’s safe existence.

Her daughter falls in love with enigmatic, erratic Kieran, but when the relationship is threatened, they run away together. The safe, perhaps smothering, world that Celia has created unravels; her paranoia and insecurities amplified to full volume. Playing out alongside her fear, we see the increasingly degrading and dangerous lifestyle that the two elopers have fallen into.

The Peach Season is a powerful, salutary tale showing what it’s like to be a young person desperate for independence, but also, crucially, what it’s like to be a parent during the painful process of letting children fly the nest.


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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-805-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB

Author

DEBRA OSWALD is a writer for stage, film, television and children’s fiction.

Her stage plays have been produced around Australia. Gary’s House, Sweet Road and The Peach Season were all shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award. Her play Dags has had many Australian productions and has been published and performed in Britain and the United States. Gary’s House has been on the senior high school syllabus, and has been performed in translation in both Denmark and Japan. The Peach Season won the 2005 Seaborn Playwright’s Prize. Mr Bailey’s Minder broke the Griffin Theatre’s box office record in 2004, toured nationally in 2006, and was produced in Philadelphia in 2008.

Debra has written two plays for ATYP (Australian Theatre for Young People). Skate w as performed in Sydney, on a NSW country tour and at the Belfast Theatre Festival. Stories in the Dark premiered at Riverside Theatre, Parramatta in 2007and in the following year it went on to win the AWGIE Award for Theatre for Young People and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Best Play. House on Fire premiered at ATYP in 2010.

She is the author of three ‘Aussie Bite’ books for kids, including Nathan and the Ice Rockets, and five novels for teenage readers: Me and Barry Terrific, The Return of the Baked Bean, The Fifth Quest, The Redback Leftovers and Getting Air.

Among Debra’s television credits are Bananas in Pyjamas , Sweet and Sour , Palace of Dreams , The Secret Life of Us and award-winning episodes of Police Rescue and she is the writer and creator of Offspring. Her script for the Offspring telemovie won the 2011 NSW Premier’s Award.

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