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38 Pages // Release date: January 31st 2021


Stravaig: A fiction for voices is a rewrite of Samuel Beckett’s great radio play All That Fall, set in rural Aberdeenshire. Where Beckett’s text is about two old people and the spectre of death, David Wheatley's text inverts the source material, centred on two parents with young children. Ghosts of history, ancient and modern, stalk the back roads in search of a reckoning with the present – if this is the present, and not 1956. This is a gem of a playscript and a haunting text.


David Wheatley was born in Dublin in 1970. His poetry collections include *The President of Planet Earth* (Carcanet, 2017), and he recently coedited, with Ailbhe Darcy, *The Cambridge History of Irish Women’s Poetry*. His debut novel, *Stretto*, appears from CB Editions in 2022.

David Wheatley - Stravaig A Fiction for Voices