Overview

Extended Family is a sensual celebration of the varied relationships that make up lives richly lived: from the subtle, intimate interactions of close family members and lovers, to the mutual rewards and stresses of relationships with friends, therapists, students and housemates. The book begins in America, with childhood memories and adolescent love. In the second section, 'Younger Men Have Birthdays Too', a love affair unravels in a sequence of tender, angry love poems. In the final section, relationships ...
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Extended Family

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Overview

Extended Family is a sensual celebration of the varied relationships that make up lives richly lived: from the subtle, intimate interactions of close family members and lovers, to the mutual rewards and stresses of relationships with friends, therapists, students and housemates. The book begins in America, with childhood memories and adolescent love. In the second section, 'Younger Men Have Birthdays Too', a love affair unravels in a sequence of tender, angry love poems. In the final section, relationships encompass casual interactions and the close understandings of friends, loving kindness and the chaos of mental breakdown. Linda Chase's wit and sharp eye for telling detail make this a collection in which, with a wry eye, the poet can express heartbreak, and the narratives of the everyday reveal unique moments of insight.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Linda Chase has a mature voice, encompassing the weight of experience as well as intensity of feeling." —Ambit magazine

"Powerful and mature, sensual and acerbic." —James Sale, author, Tears in the Fence

"Punchy, direct, moving, but unsentimental . . . These are poems to admire and return to. A talent to watch." —R. V. Bailey, author, Marking Time

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847777911
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/30/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • File size: 299 KB

Meet the Author

Linda Chase is a coordinator at the Poetry School–Manchester and a part-time lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is the author of The Wedding Spy.

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