Bereav'd of Light


Ian Ross

About the Book

Wagoosh has a vision and follows the signs south. Absalom, an escaped house slave, is running north. When the two meet, the inevitable clash of cultures leads us into little explored historical territory—and on a strange and desperate flight from Abraham, the plantation owner. Red, black, and white, eventually the men must come to grips with the things that unite them as well as those that divide them. With humour, music, and poetry, Governor General’s Award-winner Ian Ross paints a compelling picture of the complex nature of race relations in 19th-century America.


For Ian Ross’s The Gap:

“…painfully sharp observations.”
-Winnipeg Sun 

For Ian Ross’s fareWel:

fareWel strikes a fine balance between humour and heartbreak.”
-The Globe & Mail

About the Author

Ian Ross was born in McCreary, Manitoba, and now calls Winnipeg home. He has been writing plays for several years, and fareWel (Scirocco Drama, 1997) marked his first professional mainstage production. That play was also the winner of the 1997 Governor General’s Award for Drama. His first children’s play, Baloney!, about child poverty in Canada, was produced in 1998, and his second play, The Illustrated History of the Anishnawbe People premiered in 2001. Other plays include The Gap (Scirocco Drama, 2001) and Heart of a Distant Tribe.

DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
48 pp 5.5 x 8.5 in