Homechild by Joan MacLeod


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Homechild cover

Alistair is a retired farmer who lives with his sister-in-law Flora and son Ewan on their family homestead. The fields have long been leased out and the house is in disrepair. The scattered remnants of the family are gathering for a shaky reunion that soon turns acrimonious.
Alistair suffers a stroke and his illness finally releases the memory of a secret that he had buried deep within himself years ago. He longs for Katie, the younger sister he was forced to leave behind in Scotland when he came to Canada in 1922 was a 'home child', part of the child migration scheme that sent over 80,000 children from Britain to Canada between 1860 and 1930.

Year Printed: 2007
Running TIme: 120 minutes
Acts: 2
Male Cast: 3
Female Cast: 5