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Because : a lyric memoir / Joshua Mensch.

Mensch, Joshua, (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.

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Terrace Public Library 811.6 MEN (Text) 35151001079136 Adult Non-fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393635225
  • Physical Description: vii, 128 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
"Joshua Mensch's devastating debut, Because, is a "disturbing, memorably and superbly handled book- length narrative poem" (Steph Burt). It tells the story of Don, the charming, enigmatic director of a youth wilderness camp who befriends, and preys on, the young boys in his care. Unfolding through a series of individual encounters, Because renders the shifting landscapes of childhood memory with vividness and precision, building a tale that is powerful, complex, and heartbreaking. If I had a thousand tongues. I could tell a thousand different stories and all of them would be true; "An achievement of sustained attention and imagination."-- Michael Collier "Compelling, complex, and empathic. . . . [Because] moves as if in a present tense: memory in a living moment."-- Stanley Plumly"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mensch, Joshua.
Child sexual abuse > Poetry.
Sexually abused children > Poetry.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Poetry.

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