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The Garneau Block's lessons of resilience given contemporary context

The Garneau Block's lessons of resilience given contemporary context
For Edmontonians stitching their lives together in a semblance of normal as the pandemic drags on, The Garneau Block could prove a helpful guide.

For Edmontonians stitching their lives together in a semblance of normal as the pandemic drags on, The Garneau Block could prove a helpful guide.10, The Garneau Block celebrates the eccentric diversity of a fictional cul-de-sac located near the University of Alberta.The Garneau Block is the first novel Cornish has adapted for the stage.The Garneau Block is also a sincere love letter to the city; the novel and the subsequent script are studded with local landmarks (such as the Sugarbowl) as well as gentle references to Edmonton peccadilloes, penchants and personalities.

Though not Edmonton-born, Cornish is more than familiar with the local archetypes explored in The Garneau Block and has remained true to them.There’s also an appearance by that classic Edmonton couple — the one that gets along famously despite dramatically different political perspectives (in The Garneau Block it’s conservative strategist David and his left-leaning wife Abby).

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