For and Against by Sharon McCartneyFor and Against by Sharon McCartney

For and Against

bySharon McCartney

Paperback | April 16, 2010

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Shortlisted, Next Generation Indie Book Award

Heart-corroding sex with a tin woodman. A foundering marriage like a cat on the brink of death that still manages to purr. Sharon McCartney's visceral exploration of relationships — how they begin and end, the tenuous threads that hold people together, and the events that can tear them apart — is unstinting, eyes-wide-open aware. Beginnings, endings, transitions: none elude the sometimes sardonic but always sinuous language of these finely wrought poems.

Sharon McCartney is the author of The Love Songs of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Karenin Sings the Blues, and Under the Abdominal Wall. She has received the 2008 Acorn-Plantos People's Poetry Award and has twice been shortlisted for a National Magazine Award. She lives in Fredericton.
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Title:For and AgainstFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 8.48 × 5.53 × 0.22 inPublished:April 16, 2010Publisher:Goose Lane EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864925395

ISBN - 13:9780864925398

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Heart-corroding sex with a tin woodman. A foundering marriage like a cat on the brink of death that still manages to purr. Sharon McCartney's visceral exploration of relationships — how they begin and end, the tenuous threads that hold people together, and the events that can tear them apart is unstinting, eyes-wide-open aware. Beginnings, endings, transitions — none elude the sometimes sardonic but always sinuous language of these finely wrought poems."Darkly obsessive, For and Against documents the rolling flux of life — the raw wounds of relationships in moments that are, in turn, anguished, edgy, droll, and affectionate. McCartney's poems are an extreme sport — one well worth playing." — Jeanette Lynes, author of The New Blue Distance