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The Bones of His Being
Guernica Editions, Spring 2012
96 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550713695
ISBN10: 1550713698
$12.00 Canada, $12.00 US

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In unflinching lyrics, Sue Chenette confronts her father's depression and death. Probing memories, fingering mementos -- a square nail, a sketch on a napkin -- she examines them for what they may reveal of the father she was sure she knew, deepened, in death, into the mystery of his own being. The poems are a journey through grief, both a search for the father she loved and a searching look into a father/daughter relationship.
Old square nail you carried in a pocket,/ fingered among smooth coins --/ rust-pocked, blunt-broken tip --/ rough charm.

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