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THE STORY OF THE MIRACLES AT COOKIE'S TABLEby Wesley Enoch
'Let this table be a home for me. Let it be a home for all the lost and the hungry. May all my children and my children's children eat at this table.'
In the 1870's a girl is born under a tree – her birth tree – chosen to give her strength and wisdom. When the tree is cut down she follows it into the white man's world, working as a cook for the big house on the island. Her tree has become a kitchen table, one she will pass down through successive generations as a legacy— a way of carving out her family stories. Now, generations later, a young man and his mother fight for ownership of the table.
The Story of the Miracle at Cookie's Table is a moving testament to culture lived, lost and found, the strength of family, adapting and gathering together.
2008 VIC Premier's Literary Award - Louis Esson Prize for Drama (shortlist) 2005 Patrick White Playwright's Award
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Patrick White Playwrights Award (2005 winner)
Louis Esson Prize for Drama (2008 nominee)