What Hurts Going Down

March 24, 2020|
What Hurts Going Down by Nancy Lee
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A searing exploration of girlhood in the pre- and post- #MeToo eras from the acclaimed novelist.

What keeps a kind girl alive in the wild? The men in town
are crapshoots, sawbucks, coins striking heads and tails.

Nancy Lee's searing collection of poems confronts how socially ingrained violence and sexual power dynamics distort and dislocate girlhood, womanhood, and relationships. Startling and visceral, the poems in What Hurts Going Down deconstruct a lifetime of survival, hover in the uneasy territory of pre- and post- #MeToo, and scrutinize the changing wagers of being female.
Hailed by the Globe and Mail as "a masterwork of revelation and catharsis," Nancy Lee's first book, Dead Girls was the winner of the VanCity Book Prize, as well as a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, the Pearson Readers' Choice Award, and the Wordsworthy Award. The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Vancouver Sun ch...
Title:What Hurts Going DownFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:176 pages, 8.48 X 5.76 X 0.3 inShipping dimensions:176 pages, 8.48 X 5.76 X 0.3 inPublished:March 24, 2020Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:077104903X

ISBN - 13:9780771049033

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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