Where the Blood Mixes is meant to expose the shadows below the surface of the author's First Nations heritage, and to celebrate its survivors. Though torn down years ago, the memories of their Residential School still live deep inside the hearts of those who spent their childhoods there. For some, like Floyd, the legacy of that trauma has been passed down through families for generations. But what is the greater story, what lies untold beneath Floyd's alcoholism, under the pain and isolation of the play's main character? Loring's title was inspired by the mistranslation of the N'lakap'mux place name Kumsheen. For years, it was believed to mean qthe place where the rivers meetq - the confluence of the muddy Fraser and the brilliant blue Thompson Rivers. A more accurate translation is: qthe place inside the heart where the blood mixes.q Can a person survive their past; can a people survive their history? Irreverently funny and brutally honest, Where the Blood Mixes is a story about loss and redemption. Caught in a shadowy pool of alcoholic pain and guilt, Floyd is a man who has lost everyone he holds most dear. Now after more than two decades, his daughter Christine returns home to confront her father. Set during the salmon run, Where the Blood Mixes takes us to the bottom of the river, to the heart of a People.But what is the greater story, what lies untold beneath Floyda#39;s alcoholism, under the pain and isolation of the playa#39;s main character? Loringa#39;s title was inspired by the mistranslation of the Na#39;lakapa#39;mux place name Kumsheen.
|Title||:||Where the Blood Mixes|
|Publisher||:||Talonbooks Limited - 2009|