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              This Mournable Body
               

              This Mournable Body (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dangarembga, Tsitsi

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              A searing novel about the obstacles facing women in Zimbabwe, by one of the country's most notable authors Anxious about her prospects after leaving a stagnant job, Tambudzai finds herself living in a run-down youth hostel in downtown Harare. For reasons that include her grim fin...ancial prospects and her age, she moves to a widow's boarding house and eventually finds work as a biology teacher. But at every turn in her attempt to make a life for herself, she is faced with a fresh humiliation, until the painful contrast between the future she imagined and her daily reality ultimately drives her to a breaking point. In This Mournable Body, Tsitsi Dangarembga returns to the protagonist of her acclaimed first novel, Nervous Conditions, to examine how the hope and potential of a young girl and a fledgling nation can sour over time and become a bitter and floundering struggle for survival. As a last resort, Tambudzai takes an ecotourism job that forces her to return to her parents' impoverished homestead. It is this homecoming, in Dangarembga's tense and psychologically charged novel, that culminates in an act of betrayal, revealing just how toxic the combination of colonialism and capitalism can be.
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              ISBN 9781555978129
              Released NZ 29 Oct 2018
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              Advice From The Lights
               

              Advice From The Lights (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burt, Stephen

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              Stephen is sometimes Stephanie and sometimes wonders how his past and her past are their own collective memoryAdvice from the Lights is a brilliant and candid exploration of gender and identity and a series of looks at a formative past. It s part nostalgia, part confusion, and pa...rt an ongoing wondering: How do any of us achieve adulthood? And why would we want to, if we had the choice? This collection is woven from and interrupted by extraordinary sequences, including Stephanie poems about Stephen s female self; poems on particular years of the poet s early life, each with its own memories, desires, insecurities, and pop songs; and versions of poems by the Greek poet Callimachus, whose present-day incarnation worries (who doesn te) about mortality, the favor of the gods, and the career of Taylor Swift. The collection also includes poems on politics, location, and parenthood. Taken all together, this is Stephen Burt s most personal and most accomplished collection, an essential work that asks who we are, how we become ourselves, and why we make art.
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              ISBN 9781555977894
              Released NZ 3 Oct 2017
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              Telephone
               

              Telephone (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Everett, Percival

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              Zach Wells is a perpetually dissatisfied geologist-slash-paleobiologist. Expert in a very narrow area - the geological history of a cave forty-four meters above the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon - he is a laconic man who plays chess with his daughter, trades puns with his wi...fe while she does yoga, and dodges committee work at the college where he teaches.
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              ISBN 9781644450222
              Released NZ 28 May 2020
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              Cities I've Never Lived In
               

              Cities I've Never Lived In (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Majka, Sara

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              In subtle, sensuous prose, the stories in Sara Majka's debut collection explore distance in all its forms: the emotional spaces that open up between family members, friends, and lovers; the gaps that emerge between who we were and who we are; the gulf between our private and publ...ic selves. At the center of the collection is a series of stories narrated by a young American woman in the wake of a divorce; wry and shy but never less than open to the world, she recalls the places and people she has been close to, the dreams she has pursued and those she has left unfulfilled. Interspersed with these intimate first-person stories are stand-alone pieces where the tight focus on the narrator's life gives way to closely observed accounts of the lives of others. A book about belonging, and how much of yourself to give up in the pursuit of that, Cities I've Never Lived In offers stories that reveal, with great sadness and great humor, the ways we are most of all citizens of the places where we cannot be.
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              ISBN 9781555977313
              Released NZ 19 Aug 2016
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              Blackacre: Poems
               

              Blackacre: Poems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Youn, Monica

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              The brilliant new collection by Monica Youn following Ignatz, a finalist for the National Book Award the trees all planted in the same month after the same fire each thick around as a man s wrist meticulously spaced grids cutting the sunshine into panels into planks and crossbeam...s of light an incandescent architecture that is the home that was promised you --from Whiteacre First coined in 1628, the term blackacre is a legal fiction, a hypothetical estate. It is also a password among lawyers marking one's initiation into a centuries-old tradition of legal indoctrination. Monica Youn's fascinating, multifaceted new collection, Blackacre, uses the term to suggest landscape, legacy, what is allotted to each of us--a tract of land, a work of art, a heritage, a body, a destiny. What are the limits of the imagination's ability to transform what is given? On any particular acre, can we plant a garden? Found a city? Unearth a treasure? Build a home? Youn brings her lawyerly intelligence and lyric gifts to bear on questions of fertility and barrenness as she attempts to understand her own desire--her own struggle--to conceive a child. Where the shape-making mind encounters unalterable fact, Blackacre explores new territories of art, meaning, and feeling.
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              ISBN 9781555977504
              Released NZ 20 Oct 2016
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              Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here

              Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Palm, Angela

              Versions of small portions of these essays have appeared in Sundog lit, Tampa review, Hippocampus, and Essay daily --Acknowledgmentes.

              ISBN 9781555977467
              Released NZ 20 Oct 2016
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              On Immunity: An Inoculation
               

              On Immunity: An Inoculation (Hardback)

              By Biss, Eula

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              Why do we fear vaccines? A provocative examination by Eula Biss, the author of Notes from No Man's Land, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear--fear of the government, the medical establishment..., and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world. In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world, both historically and in the present moment. She extends a conversation with other mothers to meditations on Voltaire's Candide, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Susan Sontag's AIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond. On Immunity is a moving account of how we are all interconnected--our bodies and our fates.
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              ISBN 9781555976897
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2014
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              Be Recorder: Poems
               

              Be Recorder: Poems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smith, Carmen Gimenez

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              Carmen Gimenez Smith dares to demand renewal for a world made unrecognisable.

              ISBN 9781555978488
              Released NZ 2 Aug 2019
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              What Narcissism Means to ME
               

              What Narcissism Means to ME (Paperback)

              By Hoagland, Tony

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              An eagerly awaited new collection of poems by contemporary favorite Tony Hoagland, author of Donkey Gospel. Hoagland levels his particular brand of acute irony not only on the personal life, but also on some provinces of American culture.

              ISBN 9781555973865
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2004
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              Look: Poems
               

              Look: Poems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sharif, Solmaz

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              Daily I sit with the language they've made of our language to NEUTRALIZE the CAPABILITY of LOW DOLLAR VALUE ITEMs like you. You are what is referred to as a CASUALTY. --from Personal Effects Solmaz Sharif's astonishing first book, Look, asks us to see the ongoing costs of war as ...the unbearable loss of human lives and also the insidious abuses against our everyday speech. In this virtuosic array of poems, lists, shards, and sequences, Sharif assembles her family's and her own fragmented narratives in the aftermath of warfare. Those repercussions echo into the present day, in the grief for those killed in America's invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and in the discrimination endured at the checkpoints of daily encounter.At the same time, these poems point to the ways violence is conducted against our language. Throughout this collection are words and phrases lifted from the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms ; in their seamless inclusion, Sharif exposes the devastating euphemisms deployed to sterilize the language, control its effects, and sway our collective resolve. But Sharif refuses to accept this terminology as given, and instead turns it back on its perpetrators. Let it matter what we call a thing, she writes. Let me look at you.
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              ISBN 9781555977443
              Released NZ 20 Oct 2016
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