Away by Andrea MacphersonAway by Andrea Macpherson


byAndrea Macpherson

Paperback | March 15, 2008

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Andrea MacPherson takes us on a grand tour of Europe, where the vast legacy of human history combines with her own ancestral origins to make a mark on her. In reaction, MacPherson assembles suites of deft, personal lyrics for each country. These poems consider the state of estrangement from the familiar and the shock of history's impress. Whether she is crossing the uneasy if commonplace border between north and south Ireland, visiting the ruins of a jute mill where her Scottish great-grandmother once worked, stopping for a kir on a ruelle in Montparnasse, or voyaging out by ferry into blue clarities of the Aegean, MacPherson is a traveller always aware of how her perceptions–and her self–are being shaped. In this book of quiet beauty and careful observation, MacPherson seeks to re-invent the travel poem on her own terms.
Andrea MacPherson, a poet and novelist, holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She has published two novels, When She Was Electric (Raincoast, 2003) and Beyond the Blue (Random House, 2007) and a previous collection of poems, Natural Disasters (Palimpsest Press, 2007). When She Was Electric placed six...
Title:AwayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.99 × 6.05 × 0.25 inPublished:March 15, 2008Publisher:Signature EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897109237

ISBN - 13:9781897109236

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Editorial Reviews

"Spare, elegant [MacPherson's assured, sensual debut reveals much about the secrets women keep and the hidden desires that propel us to action and stop us in our tracks."—Booklist on When She Was Electric "Natural Disasters captures the core of Andrea MacPherson's Scots-Irish Canadian heritage."—George McWhirter