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A Fortune for Your Disaster
by Hanif Abdurraqib

    Publication Date: Sep 03, 2019
    List Price: $15.95
    Format: Hardcover, 108 pages
    Classification: Poetry
    ISBN13: 9781947793439
    Imprint: Tin House Books
    Publisher: Tin House Books
    Parent Company: Tin House Books

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    "When an author’s unmitigated brilliance shows up on every page, it’s tempting to skip a description and just say, Read this! Such is the case with this breathlessly powerful, deceptively breezy book of poetry." —Booklist, Starred Review

    In his much-anticipated follow-up to The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, poet, essayist, biographer, and music critic Hanif Abdurraqib has written a book of poems about how one rebuilds oneself after a heartbreak, the kind that renders them a different version of themselves than the one they knew. It’s a book about a mother’s death, and admitting that Michael Jordan pushed off, about forgiveness, and how none of the author’s black friends wanted to listen to "Don’t Stop Believin’." It’s about wrestling with histories, personal and shared. Abdurraqib uses touchstones from the world outside—from Marvin Gaye to Nikola Tesla to his neighbor’s dogs—to create a mirror, inside of which every angle presents a new possibility.

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