Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2012.
9th floor PS8635 .O898 B76 2012
Rekha, a young South Asian village woman, travels to Calcutta to take an honest job, only to discover she has been sold into a brothel. There she meets Jamuna, the jaded madam, who believes there’s no escape from the confines of their trade. Strong-willed and determined to defy fate, Rekha realizes she can shape her own destiny and discovers that compassion, faith and forgiveness are the foundation of true liberty. A provocative and moving examination of humanity; Brothel#9 is a testament to the infinite power and triumphant spirit within us all.
Honours and Awards
2012 Governor General’s Literary Award–English language, Dram (Finalist)