An eloquent illustration of the ways in which communication and human interaction can often forgo words and letters... honest and successful
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The Divers' Game
A pair of girls, Lethe and Lois, navigates the perimeters of a segregated city, armed with canisters of killing gas. Another child, Lessen, is at the centre of a bizarre cultural ritual that could be the subject of a Goya painting.
Centring on the garish festivals of an allegorical nation, The Divers’ Game moves through worlds in which kindness is no longer meaningful. A scathing indictment of the inequalities of Western society, it makes visible the violence that has threaded its way into every aspect of our lives, and the radical empathy we need to combat it.
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‘When I was 4 or 5 I sent the Queen of England drawings of monsters.’
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‘Confusion is the only natural response to the world, the alternative would be to just fall in with everyone else’s plans.’
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A Wooden Taste Is the Word for Dam a Wooden Taste Is the Word for Dam a Wooden Taste Is the Word For
‘My friends, what I mean is, this life is shallow like a plate. It goes no further.’