The Speed of Darkness


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Steve Tesich

Published by Samuel French Inc

3 Male 2 Female

Joe, a successful businessman and pillar of society whose chickens come home to roost in the form of Lou, a deranged Vietnam War buddy

During their confrontation, Joe learns that his daughter is not his daughter and the terrible secret of his past is exposed: his climb up the ladder of success began when he and Lou illegally dumped barrels and barrels of toxic waste over the bluff above town, poisoning the water supply

Lou kills himself, leaving Joe and his family to face the consequences of irresponsibility

"A gripping and enthralling evening" ~ N.Y. Times

"Must be seen" ~ USA Today


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