About the Book
What if a fighter jet vanishes in 1956 and, after a brief inquiry by the Royal Canadian Air Force, it is decided that the plane and its two pilots are at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and, thus, gone: case closed? What if the young wife of one of the pilots refuses to accept that her husband is dead? What if, years later, it becomes clear that the plane crashed in the wild Callaghan Lake country near Whistler Mountain and the pilots, or at least one of them, survived that crash and maybe, just maybe, could have made it out and home if the official response had been less hasty?
Inspired by the mysterious disappearance of the playwright’s pilot-father in a routine flight from the Comox Base on Vancouver Island, Our Ghosts is at once a taut investigative tale, a moving testament to the love and tenacity of a woman determined to uncover the truth, and a daughter’s journey toward learning to live with her ghosts.
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“Immensely moving…opens a space for belief.” — Martin Kinch, director, co-founder of Toronto Free Theatre, Exec Director Emeritus of Playwrights Theatre Centre
About the Author
Sally Stubbs is an award-winning Vancouver-based playwright and educator who also performs, directs and produces. She is currently co-writing a musical set in Vancouver; a TV pilot inspired by Vancouver’s first women police officers and her play And Bella Sang With Us; and webisodes inspired by her script Centurions. Sally’s published plays include: Wreckage; Herr Beckmann’s People; and And Bella Sang With Us (Scirocco Drama). An excerpt of Centurions was published in Ryga: A Journal of Provocations Number 2, (March 2010); and a brief excerpt of Our Ghosts was published online in Understory Magazine Issue 16 (2019): Diverse Stories of Women on Stage.
Sally was born in Winnipeg, where she still has cousins. She was raised in Victoria on Vancouver Island and completed two undergraduate degrees as well as Master’s Degrees in Art History and Writing at UVic where she also taught writing. She, her partner and their cat live in Vancouver, but go back to Victoria a lot. They miss the climate – yes, it’s drier than Vancouver – WP, the wild ocean, the slower pace, and old friends.