A response to Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler
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‘I unequivocally admire the courage and daring [Lawler] had to rail against both social conservatism in his choice of subjects and most especially theatrical conservatism in his use of language. But the worst, or perhaps the best of it, is that he has made me miss my grandmother terribly, the blunt beauty of her rough, abusive shows of affection, the way in which language provided a palpable armour against the pretensions of the class to which she did not belong.’ - Alana Valentine
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