Shannon Murdoch

New Light Shine
by Shannon Murdoch

When he was twelve, Joe snuck into the field on the edge of town and saw the mayor with his sister Peregrine.  This one disturbing moment has overwhelmed and transformed his life, becoming the only thing that holds any importance to him.  Years later, in jail for murder, Joe waits for Peregrine so that he can explain his plan for her future, a plan so intricately assembled that he has given it a name - New Light Shine.

"I read it, put it aside, went back to it, couldn't get it out of my head... This raw, richly poetic, deeply emotional play affected me as no other entry did."
--John Guare

Published by Yale University Press 2012

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