by Gordon Graham


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by Gordon Graham

A powerful picture of a family without moral, material, aesthetic or imaginative resource, each of them victims of a cycle of deprivation from which they can see relief only through money and physical power.

The vicious murder of a woman is the culmination of the frustrated expression of anger by three men, who are, nonetheless, loved and cared for by their own women. This is a disturbing piece of writing which suggests that society is failing both the victims and perpetrators of crime.

Later adapted for film by Stephen Sewell, the screenplay of The Boys is also published by Currency Press.

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Recommended for tertiary study

AWGIE Stage Award (1992 winner)

Helpmann Award for Best Play (2012 nominee)

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