The Crooked Good by Louise HalfeThe Crooked Good by Louise Halfe

The Crooked Good

byLouise Halfe

Paperback | June 1, 2009

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Through the voice of "Turn-around Woman", Louise Halfe guides the reader on a three-fold journey down a path where the personal, the historical and the mythic walk hand-in-hand. Louise Halfe revisits familiar aboriginal themes, but pushes them farther than she has before, in this third collection of her moving, powerful poetry. The ancestors speak through a Mother's fireside stories, and the figure of Rolling Head recurs everywhere on the path - as nightmare, as conscience, as maternal lover. The heartbreaking dysfunction of a Native family, and the haunted memories and temptations of one woman's quest, are tempered by the tenderness, the loyalty, and the outbursts of earthy laughter that distinguish Louise Halfe's unique gifts as a poet and as mediator between two cultures.

Louise Bernice Halfe has two previous book publications to her credit, both of them published by Coteau Books. Bear Bones & Feathers received the Canadian Peoples Poet Award, and was a finalist for the Spirit of Saskatchewan Award at the Saskatchewan Book Awards. Blue Marrow, originally published by McLelland & Stewart, was released in...
Title:The Crooked GoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8.27 × 5.58 × 0.46 inPublished:June 1, 2009Publisher:Coteau BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550503723

ISBN - 13:9781550503722


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal This is my Mom's most readable book to date. You will certainly enjoy it whether or not you are a current reader of poetry. The added artwork of Tom Lapointe provides a visual that, like the words of Skydancer herself, will haunt you for the rest of your life.
Date published: 2007-10-30