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VCFA McCann's "Mother of Sorrows" To Be Adapted

Posted by Lyn Chamberlin on Feb 29, 2012 9:51:00 AM

describe the imageVariety Magazine reports today that British auteur Terence Davies is developing a feature based on "Mother of Sorrows," the prize-winning 2005 debut novel by American Richard McCann.

"Mother of Sorrows" consists of 10 interwoven stories about two teenage brothers dealing with the death of their father and the influence of their strong, complex mother. The novel won the John C. Zacharis First Book Award and was nominated for the Stonewall Book Award for gay fiction.

"This is an important story because it touches the humanity in all of us," Davies said. "I love the delicacy of the book and its gentle odyssey from post-WWII optimism for the American Utopia to a deeper understanding of both maternal and filial love and an acceptance of mortality by surrendering to the light."

Topics: vcfa, richard mccann, mother of sorrows, variety, terence davies

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