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Somersault
Guernica Editions, Spring 2015
84 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550719666
ISBN10: 1550719661
English
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

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With visual imagery that matches the vivid subject matter of her island home, Nancy Anne Miller writes about a colonial childhood within the echoes of empire, the shadow of slavery and the complexity of island life which tourism has glossed over. She recounts the effect of the ocean on identity, and the vulnerability of an island almost seven hundred miles at sea. Now residing in the U.S., she compares the two cultures through an immigrant's experience and writes back to her home with the pathos of loss and with the buoyancy of gratitude.
The woman pushing the shopping cart / with a crumpled plastic white bag inside, / like a discarded embryo or an ear, / could have been my Bermudian maid.

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