#ReadAtlantic 2SLGBTQIA+ VOICES Staff Pick: Karen Picks Crippled
Paul David Power
As a Newfoundlander with a career history in theatre, I especially enjoyed reading Paul David Power’s awarding-winning play Crippled. My maternal Nanny and Poppy lived on Cochrane Street in St. John’s and every summer visit I’d walk down the hill to the harbourfront for the ocean views and to watch the people and boats come and go.
In Crippled, the main character heads to the St. John’s harbourfront grieving a lost love and the stigma he associates with his physical disability. There he meets a stranger, and they engage in a conversation about finding love, facing loss, differences, perceptions, lifetime memories and so much more.
I laughed, cried and finished the book with a new perspective about what matters most in life. I highly recommend you give Crippled a read.