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October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard (Hardcover) Loot Price: R210
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October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard (Hardcover): Lesl ea Newman
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard (Hardcover): Lesl ea Newman

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October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard (Hardcover)

Lesl ea Newman

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A masterful poetic exploration of the impact of Matthew Shepard's murder on the world.
On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay twenty-one-year-old college student named Matthew Shepard was lured from a Wyoming bar by two young men, savagely beaten, tied to a remote fence, and left to die. Gay Awareness Week was beginning at the University of Wyoming, and the keynote speaker was Leslea Newman, discussing her book "Heather Has Two Mommies." Shaken, the author addressed the large audience that gathered, but she remained haunted by Matthew's murder. "October Mourning, "a novel in verse, is her deeply felt response to the events of that tragic day. Using her poetic imagination, the author creates fictitious monologues from various points of view, including the fence Matthew was tied to, the stars that watched over him, the deer that kept him company, and Matthew himself. More than a decade later, this stunning cycle of sixty-eight poems serves as an illumination for readers too young to remember, and as a powerful, enduring tribute to Matthew Shepard's life.


Imprint: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: September 2012
Authors: Lesl ea Newman
Dimensions: 233 x 140 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Paper over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 111
ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-5807-6
Barcode: 9780763658076
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LSN: 0-7636-5807-3

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