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Fancy Beasts (Paperback)

Author: Lemon, Alex

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In Fancy Beasts, the author of Hallelujah Blackout and Mosquito takes on California, the 2008 election, plastic surgery, Larry Craig, wildfires, Wal-Mart, and rampant commercialism ? in short, the modern American media culture, which provides obscene foil for his personal legacies of violence and violation. This pivotal book captures the turning point in a life of abuse, in which the recovering victim/perpetrator puzzles through the paradigm of son-to-husband-to-father. Frenetic, hilarious, and fearless, these poems are a workout ? vigorous and raw. Yet they are also composed and controlled, pared down and sculpted, with a disarming narrative simplicity and directness. Even when dealing with toxic content, the point of view is always genuine and trustworthy. This stunning achievement marks Alex Lemon?s best work yet.

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Publisher Milkweed Editions
Mfg Part# 9781571314437
SKU 211898507
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1571314431
Release Date 3/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0103
Publisher Milkweed Editions
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