Year: 1983 Source: New York: Hill and Wang, 1983. 89p. SIEC No: 19842673

This Pulitzer Prize winning play by Marsha Norman forces its audience to confront the harsh reality of suicide and more particularly, the last hours of the victim’s life. The protagonist, Jesse, calmly & rationally puts her affairs in order much to the distress of her mother, to whom suicide is incomprehensible. The emotionally charged interaction between them brings forth moral questions about the quality & sanctity of life.(NBB)