The author of The Bicycle Eater shares “a fluid and troubling fable” of brotherhood, tragedy, and the limits of art, written in “a subtle and fine poetry” (La Presse, CA).
Twin brothers Amed and Aziz live in the peaceful shade of their family’s orange grove. But when a bomb kills the boys’ grandparents, the war that plagues their country changes their lives forever. Blood must repay blood. And in order to avenge their grandparents’ deaths, one brother must offer the ultimate sacrifice.
Years later, the surviving twin—now a student actor in wintry Montreal—is given a role which forces him to confront the past. Author Larry Tremblay, an actor and director himself, poses the difficult question: can art ever adequately address suffering? Both current and timeless, The Orange Grove depicts the haunting inheritance of war and its aftermath.