The Cord


ISBN: 9781839043123
Author: By Bijan Sheibani
Publication Date: 18/04/2024
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 96pp.
Availability: Available

SKU: BK3424 Categories: , Tags: ,

Ash and Anya were happy, just the two of them. Then the baby came.

Ash has spent the first two weeks of his son’s life trying to work out where he fits. He watches his mother holding her grandchild for the first time, mesmerised by the mystery and delight of a new life. After she leaves, Ash watches Anya feeding their son – so close, almost intertwined.

As sleepless nights, relentless crying and hushed arguments take their toll, a storm starts to grow as a chasm widens between Ash and his son, his wife and even his own mother.

Lifting the roof off one family’s home, The Cord is a brutally honest and moving insight into the challenging truths of family dynamics. It premiered at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2024, written and directed by Bijan Sheibani.

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