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Fine Grammar of Bones

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ISBN: 9780888011718
format: Trade paperback
pages: 65
publisher: Turnstone Press
pub. date: 1993-01-16

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By the author of The Blood Girls. Méira Cook's poetry and prose inhabit a world of fable and magic. Her cadences are primal, her language ­allusive, her subjects reminiscent of sideshow. In the prose sections, the company of bizarre includes a woman who keeps her mother's heart in the fridge, a night watchman who dresses his mannequin in the finest lingerie, and a schoolteacher who passes his days with a dead dog tied to his leg. These poems are haunting and often poignant incantations--this first collection, musical and fantastical, introduces an uncommon imagination to Canadian literature.

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