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Shiftless
Guernica Editions, Fall 2014
118 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550718850
ISBN10: 1550718851
English
$9.00 Canada, $9.00 US

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Like the narrator of Raymond Carver's poem “Shiftless,” Janet Fraser likes to sit in a chair for hours, perhaps with a cola. She'd like a stranger to say: “Don't I know you?” In Shiftless Fraser fearlessly explores the essence of her own life, some of her ancestors' lives, and the lives of other ordinary people who have often faced extraordinary challenges.
Carmen dreams of pineapples, / fills herself with fire. / A dragon's flames on the sub- / Arctic acreage. / Covers carious rock / with red silk, lime chiffon. / Recalls / that first mustard crocus.

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Shiftless