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Predicament of Or, the (2001) [Collection]
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A nuanced and lively exploration of desire, identity and personal exile. In haunting and astonishing language, shot through with the speech and rhythms of her native Trinidad, Mootoo walks a breathtaking tightrope - between cultures and identities, between geographical locations, between memory and desire. In a series of bittersweet love poems, she tenderly exposes the contradictions in loving another woman; in a series of exhilarating riffs on language and the effects of colonization, she marries English words to Trinidadian intonation. Here are poems equally lush and philosophical, sensual and startling, spilling forth meaning from experience like blood-red seeds from a pomegranate.

I. The Way You Bounce off a Pane of Glass
- Beach Composition I
- Beach Composition II
- Beach Composition III
- A Talent for Breathing
- Glass and Lace Wrought Iron
- The Hole in the Hedge
- Faith
- Ceremonial
- Exchanges
- Poui's Hero
- Hand-Held
- Manahambre Road
- The Way You Bounce off a Pane of Glass
II. Or
- Boots
- Oysters on the Half Shell, and a Bottle of Red
- Wanting Blue
- Identity
- The Predicament of Or
- Cracks and Crevasses
- Ending of Episode Three
- Eclipse
- An Attempt to Make a Promise
- Declaration
- Game of Watch the Migrant Dream #1
- Game of Watch the Migrant Dream #2
- All the Irish I Know
- All the Hindi I Know
- Bu' A A!
- For Naan
- Point of Convergence
IV. July Plum
- The Unshakable Man in Aldergrove
- Waiting

Original title: The Predicament of Or
Original languages: English


Genre: PoetryVerse

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The Predicament of Or (2001)
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Language: English

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The Predicament of Or (May 22, 2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Raincoast Books
ISBN: 1551924161
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.0 x 0.3
Pages: 128

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