9781944211264

The Abridged History of Rainfall

  • ISBN 13:

    9781944211264

  • ISBN 10:

    1944211268

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/15/2016
  • Publisher: McSweeney's

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Summary

Jay Hopler's second collection, a mourning song for his father, is an elegy of uproar, a careening hymn to disaster and its aftermath. In lyric poems by turns droll and desolate, Hopler documents the struggle to live in the face of great loss, a task that sends him ranging through Florida's torrid subtropics, the mountains of the American West, the streets of Rome, and the Umbrian countryside. Vivid, dynamic, unrestrained: The Abridged History of Rainfall is a festival of glowing saints and fighting cocks, of firebombs and birdsong.

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