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Ossuaries
by Dionne Brand

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    Format: Paperback
    Classification: Poetry
    Page Count: 128
    ISBN13: 9780771017346
    Imprint: McClelland & Stewart
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC

    Book Description:
    Dionne Brand’s hypnotic, urgent long poem her first book of poetry in four years, is about the bones of fading cultures and ideas, about the living museums of spectacle where these bones are found. At the centre of Ossuaries is the narrative of Yasmine, a woman living an underground life, fleeing from past actions and regrets, in a perpetual state of movement. She leads a solitary clandestine life, crossing borders actual (Algiers, Cuba, Canada), and timeless. Cold-eyed and cynical, she contemplates the periodic crises of the contemporary world. This is a work of deep engagement, sensuality, and ultimate craft from an essential observer of our time and one of the most accomplished poets writing today.

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