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The Book of Accident (Paperback)

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In her latest collection of poems, The Book of Accident, Beckian Fritz Goldberg invites the reader into a shadowy atmosphere where her language prowls among strange images---hummingbirds become a "fistful of violet amphetamines" and desire gnaws away like a "live rat sewed up inside of us." Reading The Book of Accident is like entering a graphic novel with missing panels, a noir world of queasy glints and feral adolescents, "a world where no one has to love you." Characters go by odd names--Torture Boy, Skin Girl, Lala Petite, Wolf Boy (his body "pale as the plucked end of light")--punk kids fending for themselves in an expressionistic version of those old stories "that began, Let's take the children out to the wodds/ and leave them." And on every page, there's Goldberg's hard-edged wit, with the speed and flash of a video game. These poems show mercy but give no ground. They make you feel heartbroken and frightened and exhilarated at the same time.

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Publisher Univ of Akron Pr
Mfg Part# 9781931968355
SKU 202648399
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1931968357
Release Date 8/5/2009
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