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Anansi Backlist 2013

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    9780887847400 Paperback / softback, Trade paperback (US), $18.95 9781770895539 Kindle, $16.95
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Airstream Land Yacht
By (author): Ken Babstock
Ken Babstock


House of Anansi Press - Toronto



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Electronic book text
Electronic book text , EPUB


General Trade
Mar 21, 2006
$16.95 CAD

Page Count:

104 pages
House of Anansi Press Inc
House of Anansi Press
POETRY / Canadian
Trillium Book Award for Poetry 2007, Winner Trillium Book Award for Poetry 2007, Winner Griffin Poetry Prize 2007, Short-listed Winterset Award for Excellence in Newfoundland Writing 2007, Short-listed Governor General's Literary Awards: Poetry 2006, Short-listed ReLit Awards - Poetry 2007, Long-listed
  • Short Description
Ken Babstock's brilliant third collection of poetry testifies to the harrowing beauty of everyday experience.

From the author of the award-winning The Sisters Brothers comes a dark, boozy, and hilarious tale from the LA underworld.

A nameless barman tends a decaying bar in Hollywood and takes notes for a book about his clientele. Initially, he is morbidly amused by watching the regulars roll in and fall into their nightly oblivion, pitying them and their loneliness. In hopes of uncovering their secrets and motives, he establishes tentative friendships with them. He also knocks back pills indiscriminately and treats himself to gallons of Jameson's. But as his tenure at the bar continues, he begins to lose himself, trapped by addiction and indecision. When his wife leaves him, he embarks on a series of squalidly random sexual encounters and a downward spiral of self-damage and irrational violence. To cleanse himself and save his soul, he attempts to escape …

Ken Babstock is one of Canada's finest poets. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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