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Buried Alive
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Buried Alive

Philip Osment
 

Stewart is an award-winning photo-journalist who specialises in recording atrocities around the world. A young woman journalist who admires his work starts to investigate Stewart’s life and uncovers a disturbing family history.

Set in Edinburgh, Buried Alive moves between the present day and the late 1970s of Stewart’s childhood. Gradually, the story of the nightmare imposed on Stewart and his two sisters by their deranged mother and ineffectual father unfolds. A psychological thriller about coming to terms with the past and the need for redemption and forgiveness.


Cast : 5M, 4F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-197-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Duck!
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Duck!

Philip Osment
 
Ugly is no ordinary duck – in fact he might not even be a duck at all. An embarrassment to his brothers and sisters, Ugly eats snails, speaks funny and looks even funnier. Fed up with being the butt of all the pond jokes, he strikes out on his own…

Set on Hampstead Heath, Philip Osment's modern re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen's tale The Ugly Duckling is a wild adventure for anyone who wants to stand out from the crowd.

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-822-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Inside
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Inside

Philip Osment
 
Looking for relief from boredom and a chance to get off the wing, seven young fathers in prison sign-up for an education programme. They try to use the workshops to settle scores and to rise up the prison pecking order. But they’re confronted with more than they’d bargained for, as they face up to their relationships with their children and their own fathers. Self-deceptions, vulnerabilities, and failed hopes and dreams are revealed, unleashing anger and violence that the workshop leaders struggle to contain.
 
Review
A compelling group portrait of seven frustrated – not to mention frustrating – young men in prison... as they try to settle to the daily group task of exploring what fatherhood means to them -  Evening Standard  


Oberon Books UK | 978-1-84943-023-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Kebab
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Kebab

Gianina Carbunariu (translated by Philip Osment)
 
Leaving Romania to make it rich abroad, Madalina finds herself working in a Dublin kebab shop. Fortunately her boyfriend has a better prospect. She'll be broadcast across the world and watched by thousands. It's a new start and surely things will never be as bad as back home.

Kebab explores some of the harsher realities of immigration and what people are willing to give up in the hope of a better life.

Review
The plot has an edge and a voice that is fresh and distinctive. Its observations on Romanian life in Dublin hum with integrity . -  Irish Independent


Cast : 2M, 1F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-809-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Osment: Plays for Young People
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Osment: Plays for Young People

Who's Breaking? / Listen / Sleeping Dogs / Wise Guys

Philip Osment
 
These four plays were written for teenage audiences and deal with issues of gender, AIDS, disability, relationships, ethnic strife, crime, drugs and bullying.

Who's Breaking? 
A young man, learning that he is HIV-positive, is forced to rethink his life and attitudes.

Listen
Examines the fractured relationship between a deaf teenager and his uncomprehending father.

Sleeping Dogs 
Concerns the love affair between a Muslim boy and a Christian girl during the war in former Yugoslavia.

Wise Guys 
Through its three troubled protagonists, this play poses the central question addressed by all these plays: can young people caught up in self-destructive cycles break free of them?



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-272-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB