George and Rue by George Elliott Clarke

George and Rue

byGeorge Elliott Clarke

Paperback | December 26, 2005

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By all accounts, the bludgeoning murder in 1949 of a taxi driverby brothers George and Rufus Hamilton was a "slug-ugly" crime. Georgeand Rue were hanged for it. Repelled and intrigued by his ancestral cousins’deeds, George Elliott Clarke uncovered a story of violence, poverty and shame—astory that led first to the Governor General’s Award–winning ExecutionPoems and culminated in Clarke’s brilliant and darkly comic debut novel.

Named an editor’s choice by The Bookseller inthe UK, George & Rue is a book about death that brims with fiercevitality and the sensual, rhythmic beauty that so often defines Clarke’swriting.

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GEORGE ELLIOTT CLARKE is an award-winning poet, playwrightand screenwriter. He is the author of six books of poetry, including WhylahFalls, a 2002 CBC Canada Reads finalist, and Execution Poems, winnerof the 2001 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. Clarke was born in Windsor,Nova Scotia, near the black Loyalist community of Three Mile...
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Title:George and RueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:December 26, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006485693

ISBN - 13:9780006485698

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"Thanks to Clarke's elegiac, measured prose, the story achieves the quality of high tragedy." (Alberto Manguel in The Times (London))