Hands Washing Water

Product Number: EB00650605
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781619320703
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
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Description

"Chris Abani's poetry resonates with a devastating beauty which cuts through to the heart of human strength."-Pride Hands Washing Water is Chris Abani's fourth poetry collection-a mischievous book of displacement, exile, ancestry, and subversive humor. The central section, "Buffalo Women," is a Civil War correspondence between lovers that plays on our assumptions about war, gender, morality, and politics. Sweetest Henri, I know we promised to be honest, one to the other, but your recent missive, though welcome as any epistle from you, filled me with a dread that clung like dampness to wet wood. I am terrified for your immortal soul, dear sweet Henri. This mad war of Lincoln is infecting you with a sickness too depraved to even address. . . Abani's writing is ruthless, at times traumatic, and consistently filled with surprising twists and turns.

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Author(s): Chris Abani
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2012

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