9781556592478

Hands Washing Water

Abani, Chris

ISBN 10: 1556592477 / 1-55659-247-7
ISBN 13: 9781556592478
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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“Chris Abani’s poetry resonates with a devastating beauty which cuts through to the heart of human strength.”—Pride


Hands Washing Water is Chris Abani's fourth poetry collection—a mischievous book of displacement, exile, ancestry, and subversive humor. The central section, “Buffalo Women,” is a Civil War correspondence between lovers that plays on our assumptions about war, gender, morality, and politics.


Sweetest Henri,
I know we promised to be honest,
one to the other, but your recent missive,
though welcome as any epistle from you,
filled me with a dread that clung
like dampness to wet wood. I am terrified
for your immortal soul, dear sweet Henri.
This mad war of Lincoln is infecting you
with a sickness too depraved to even address. . .

Abani’s writing is ruthless, at times traumatic, and consistently filled with surprising twists and turns.


 

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Book Description: Copper Canyon Press, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 202 x 134 mm. Brand New Book. Chris Abani s poetry resonates with a devastating beauty which cuts through to the heart of human strength. -- Pride Hands Washing Water is Chris Abani s fourth poetry collection--a mischievous book of displacement, exile, ancestry, and subversive humor. The central section, Buffalo Women, is a Civil War correspondence between lovers that plays on our assumptions about war, gender, morality, and politics. Sweetest Henri, I know we promised to be honest, one to the other, but your recent missive, though welcome as any epistle from you, filled me with a dread that clung like dampness to wet wood. I am terrified for your immortal soul, dear sweet Henri. This mad war of Lincoln is infecting you with a sickness too depraved to even address. . . Abani s writing is ruthless, at times traumatic, and consistently filled with surprising twists and turns. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781556592478

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Book Description: Copper Canyon Press, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 202 x 134 mm. Brand New Book. Chris Abani s poetry resonates with a devastating beauty which cuts through to the heart of human strength. -- Pride Hands Washing Water is Chris Abani s fourth poetry collection--a mischievous book of displacement, exile, ancestry, and subversive humor. The central section, Buffalo Women, is a Civil War correspondence between lovers that plays on our assumptions about war, gender, morality, and politics. Sweetest Henri, I know we promised to be honest, one to the other, but your recent missive, though welcome as any epistle from you, filled me with a dread that clung like dampness to wet wood. I am terrified for your immortal soul, dear sweet Henri. This mad war of Lincoln is infecting you with a sickness too depraved to even address. . . Abani s writing is ruthless, at times traumatic, and consistently filled with surprising twists and turns. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781556592478

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Chris Abanis poetry resonates with a devastating beauty which cuts through to the heart of human strength. Pride Hands Washing Water is Chris Abanis fourth poetry collectiona mischievous book of displacement, exile, ancestry, and subversive humor. The central section, Buffalo Women, is a Civil War correspondence between lovers that plays on our assumptions about war, gender, morality, and politics. Sweetest Henri, I know we promised to be honest, one to the other, but your recent missive, though welcome as any epistle from you, filled me with a dread that clung like dampness to wet wood. I am terrified for your immortal soul, dear sweet Henri. This mad war of Lincoln is infecting you with a sickness too depraved to even address. . . Abanis writing is ruthless, at times traumatic, and consistently filled with surprising twists and turns. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9781556592478

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