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A Map of Rain Days
Guernica Editions, Fall 2020
128 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771834414
ISBN10: 1771834412
$20.00 Canada, $17.95 US, £11.95 UK

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A Map of Rain Days invites us into the liminal between the nights and the "too-bright days." The author navigates a life felt full on, inhabiting all its beauty and shadows -- the "slap-tumble" of sex, "the mean streets of the suburbs," "the swill and gore" of youth. Interwoven into this life are the realities of racism, addiction, suicide, rape, and death. And then clarity ensues.
Our breath sits heavy / on the dashboard, / Mother floats around the car / with the snow. Our boots crunch / and slide across new graves, and Uncle says, / She is here, No, she is here, / blowing his vodka breath into the sky.

Books by Jennifer Hosein

A Map of Rain Days