In this strikingly original collection, Leontia Flynn writes about Belfast and the north of Ireland with a precision and tenderness that is completely fresh. While her subject matter ranges from memories of childhood to the instabilities of adulthood, and from the raw domestic to the restless pull of "elsewhere," her theme throughout is a search for physical and mental well-being, and for a way to live a life. A number of exquisitely moving poems about her father highlight her extraordinary gifts—her exact ear, her heightened, filmic sensibility, her bittersweet tone—all of which combine to produce works that are accessible but not obvious, witty and serious, delicate but tough, and always surprising.
About the Author
Leontia Flynn was born in 1974 and lives in Belfast. Her first book, "These Days," won the 2004 Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Her second, "Drives," was awarded the 2008 RooneyPrize for Irish Literature.
"Bursting with tender, witty, punchy poems about the tender aftermath of a love affair." —The Independent
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