A PLAY BY
Oughta Move To
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Highway, Tomson, 1951-
Dry Lips oughta move to Kapuskasing
Sequel to: The rez sisters.
PS8565.1459D7 1989 C812/.54 C89-098125-6
4 5 6 7 8 95 94 93 92 91 90
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Lights up on the upper level, where we see this bizarre vision
of nanabush, now in the guise of Black Lady Halked, nine
months pregnant (ie., wearing a huge, out-sized prosthetic
belly). Over this, she wears a maternity gown and pacing the
floor slowly, holds a huge string of rosary beads. She recites
the rosary quietly to herself. She is also drinking a beer and,
obviously, is a little unsteady on her feet because of this.
Fade-in on the lower level into Spooky Lacroix’s kitchen.
Dickie Bird Halked is on his knees, praying fervently to