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   Tiphanie Yanique’s Wife is a domestic panorama that hovers in a netherworld between anchored narrative and fantastic suspension. The poems manifest the female body as an object of transgression, as possession, as slave, and as denigrated flesh “no more than a pail of water.” Perhaps most exhilarating is the inherent autogenesis of female voice, a perpetual insistence on self-creation with which the speaker transcribes the body, the “space where she cannot exist,” as a soulful apparition that is an “island” as well as a “nation” where detail want prevails. Here, desire permeates a world where masculinity is “ a pistol,” and where “ God is broken” Yanique is a talented writer whose spelling-binding language offers the reader an experience  of transformation and song.

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Weight .223 kg
Dimensions 20.32 x 13.97 x .5 cm
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