This collection includes three previously unpublished works: Jonah, Top End, and Lost Weekend. They are published together with his best-known play, The Floating World. RomerilGÇÖs writing conveys an immediacy of the times that stems from his beginnings as an agitprop writer, but he focuses on everyday lives. He sees the larger world reflected in these lives, using domestic detail and personal relationships to illuminate the wider society. The plays in Damage explore the consequences of the stresses and strains of the twentieth century, in the body politic and also on the individual.