After You


Dave Carley

About the Book

Adele is dying—and Jean is helping her. The two elderly cousins of After You have come back to the family cottage on the Findlay Islands of Ontario’s Lake Kawartha so that the stroke-ravaged Adele may die with peace and dignity amid their old girlhood haunts. But, while Jean methodically administers the required drugs, memory refuses to let either woman go gentle into the good night.


“…funny and poignant.”
–The Globe and Mail

“…a beautifully written memoir-style story encompassing a lifetime of well-lived, lovingly remembered and retold stories”
–The Weal

About the Author

Dave Carley is a Toronto-based playwright, screenwriter, and editor. His plays have had over three hundred productions across Canada, the US, and in a dozen countries around the world. The Last Liberal (Scirocco Drama, 2006) is his latest published play. Dave has been playwright-in-residence at the Stratford Festival and the Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts. In 2000, he was presented with the Arthur Miller Playwriting Award.

64pp 5.5 x 8.5 in