North Main Gothic


Carolyn Gray

About the book

Carolyn Gray’s vivid work is at once dark and illuminating, slipping beneath the veneer of Winnipeg’s iconic North Main strip, where and unlikely cast of characters finds a haven for their addictions to play out in full force. Set in Winnipeg ‘next year’, Stella Dupree is both condemned for her out-of-control gambling and given increasing access to it. Following Stella into this nightmare world: one of her angry robbery victims, a misguided saviour and a mysterious stalker.


“…[a] fantastical black comedy about gambling, poverty and institutional callousness.”—Winnipeg Free Press

About the author

Carolyn Gray is the winner of the Manitoba Day Award for her play The Elmwood Visitation (Scirocco Drama, 2007) and the John Hirsch Most Promising Writer award (2008). She is also a director, designer, actor, educator, and puppeteer. She received a B.A. from the University of Winnipeg, and also studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver and the Pratt Institute of Art and Design in Brooklyn, New York. She is a core member of Adhere and Deny Object Puppet Theatre, helmed by Grant Guy. She is currently working on a novel for young adults.

DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
96pp 5.5 x 8.5 in