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The poet's house : a novel / Jean Thompson.

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  • ISBN: 9781643751566
  • ISBN: 1643751565
  • Physical Description: 304 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2022.

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Carla is in her twenties, working for a landscaper, lacking confidence, still unsure what direction her life will take. Viridian is a lauded and lovely aging poet whose reputation has been defined by her infamous affair with a famous male poet, Mathias, many years earlier. When Carla is hired to work at Viridian's house, she is perplexed by this community of writers: their tendency to recite lines in conversation, the stories of their many liaisons, their endless wine-soaked nights. And still she becomes enamored with Viridian and her whole circle, and especially with the power of words, the {28}ache and hunger that can both be awakened and soothed by a poem,
Subject: Women poets > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Sexism > Fiction.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Philip Read Memorial Library FIC THO 34443000344095 # New Books Checked out 08/08/2022

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