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Braille Rainbow - by Mike Barnes (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 90

Genre: Poetry

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Biblioasis

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: Family

Author: Mike Barnes

Language: English

Street Date: May 21, 2019
TCIN: 76396462
UPC: 9781771962216
Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-1139


Praise for Braille Rainbow

"Remarkable...haunting...striking...[Barnes] writes affectingly of his struggles with mental illness ("a picking up and dropping again/of the pieces I could salvage/ in a swamp between dread waters and dry land") but also of finding joy in small things." --Toronto Star

"While the 13 poems demonstrate [hebephrenia], they do much more. One poem (in its entirety) reads as utterly lucid: 'cast your prejudicial eye / into the sea. as it falls / mumble something bitterly / about an eyepiece that floats.' Another, 'failed inventory, ' is as tightly structured as they come, each line building on the previous one -- 'the chair chaired the meeting / the pen penned the minutes' and so on until the 'I' of the poem comes undone in an anguish of confusion and observation, finally tying together 'I' and 'eye.'. . . But in case anyone thinks Barnes's work is all dark (it mostly is), he does also flirt with joy." --Quill & Quire

Praise for Mike Barnes

"Barnes writes like a contrary angel."--The Malahat Review

"Timely, lyrical, tough, accurate." --Margaret Atwood

"Masterful ... The Adjustment League is suspenseful, exquisitely written and--at times--corrosively funny." --Brian Bethune, Maclean's

"Recounted in fragmented, almost impressionistic prose that is sharp as glass shards, The Adjustment League...is an intense journey into the underbelly of contemporary society, and a visceral descent into darkness. It is a powerful and original work, which succeeds as a mystery and something altogether deeper."--Quill and Quire

"The Adjustment League's superpower is in its crackling portraits. The Super takes his place in the queue of great damaged detectives (see Sherlock Holmes). ...It's this Superman's mind that's stronger than steel."--The Globe and Mail

"... fiercely alive, marked by a sharp, unerring eye for detail and a wonderful way with metaphors."--Toronto Star

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