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Jana Prikryl’s The After Party journeys across borders and eras, from cold war Central Europe to present-day New York City,from ancient Rome to New World suburbs, constantly testing the lingua francas we negotiate to know ourselves. These poems disclose the tensions in our inherited identities and showcase Prikryl’s ambitiousexperimentation with style.“Thirty Thousand Islands,” the second half of the collection,presents some forty linked poems in a great variety of structures and incorporating numerous voices. Rooted in one place that fragments into many places—the remote shores of Lake Huron inCanada, a region with no natural resources aside from its beauty—these poems are an elegy that speaks beyond grief.Penetrating, vital, and visionary, The After Party marks the arrival of an extraordinary new talent.
Number of Pages: 112
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Jana Prikryl
Street Date: June 21, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-9366
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