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Once a Murderer (Paperback): Zoe Landale
Once a Murderer (Paperback): Zoe Landale

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Once a Murderer (Paperback)

Zoe Landale

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A gritty, original collection on a subject rarely addressed: the surprising affinities between crime and poetry. To gather material for a mystery novel, Landale accompanied RCMP officers on patrol. In Once a Murderer, the novel's protagonist has stepped out of prose fiction into poetry that is consuming and seductive. A running subversive commentary on love, crime and poetry appears in the margins, giving depth and flesh to the voices. Excerpt from Portrait of an Investigator He is air after a thunderclap, the way he tries to own her it spreads and parts, still reeling through touch from collision. The faint scent of shaving cream presses her to his chest mostly washed off. Tough and cheerful, a high hardhack tangle rooted into hardpan; indigenous, won't let go a person could never dig him out. She doesn't get around him. Only massive charm or honesty works as Open Sesame; police never give information, only take even then she has to be fast to see how he stares most things back. If he was a bird, he'd be a peregrine. His burden the terror of victims the last half hour before a violent death. she doesn't ask, ever.


Imprint: Wolsak and Wynn
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2008
First published: April 2008
Authors: Zoe Landale
Dimensions: 220 x 150 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 95
ISBN-13: 978-1-894987-23-3
Barcode: 9781894987233
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Poetry texts & anthologies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Poetry texts & anthologies > General
LSN: 1-894987-23-3

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