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Awful Gestures Paperback – June, 2002


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 59 pages
  • Publisher: Insomniac Pr; 1St Edition edition (June 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894663128
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894663120
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,415,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Adrienne Weiss is a Toronto-based poet and fiction writer. She is also a member of the famously infamous sketch comedy troupe The GTOs. She has published two chapbooks, Gypsy and Bad Girls. Awful Gestures is her first book.

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By A Customer on October 29, 2003
Format: Paperback
With its enigmatic cover, and telling epigraph from poet Wallace Stevens, Awful Gestures, by Adrienne Weiss, itself is a gesture-it holds itself out, offering startling lyrical poems. Highlights include the narrative "American Windows"; the highly personal "At the Anne Frankhuis" in which a daughter and her father come to grips with a haunting revelation; "We are at carnival" sinisterly uses the fun house as a metaphor for one girl's concept of her companion's beauty; and "Stay" is wrenchingly honest in its portrayal of love lost. Though some of the poems seem stunted, and unfinished, this is, overall, a rich debut from a young poet.
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