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God Said This, Paperback / softback Book

God Said This Paperback / softback

Part of the Yale Drama Series series


The 2018 winner of the Yale Drama Series competition is a riveting exploration of family and death Set in Kentucky, this compelling drama centers around a Japanese-American family reunited as their matriarch undergoes cancer treatment.

The father, James, is a recovering alcoholic seeking redemption, and the two daughters are struggling to overcome their differences-Sophie is an ardent born-again Christian, while Hiro lives a single's life in New York City.

John, an old high school classmate of Hiro's who is now a single dad, worries about leaving a legacy for his son.

Wry and bittersweet, God Said This vividly captures the complexities of a familial reconciliation in the throes of crisis and looks deeply at the meaning of family-Japanese, Southern, and otherwise. This is the first Yale Drama Series winner chosen by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, who describes the play as conveying "a deeply felt sense of the universal-of the perfection of our parents' flawed love for each other and for us; for the ways in which the approach of death can order the meaning of a human life."


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780300243635



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