Stray is a book about strays human and animal and about straying. It's about the lost and being lost, searching for home, and it's about the extraordinary places we sometimes discover when we're off the beaten track, deliberately or accidentally off-course. It's sometimes a noun and it's sometimes a verb almost a command. As Allan's mind strays and roams, he recasts himself as astronaut Buzz Aldrin. He may be lost in space, but he has an amazing time up there! A feral child becomes a dog to find her way back home. Medea fetches up in Sheffield, semi-wild, living in a van with a goat on a rope. She's washing dishes in a Sheffield pub when in walks footballer Jason
Cesare the somnambulist has lost himself in sleep. It's only when he falls from the path and is dying that he can wake
In many of these poems objects matter. They are the things we think with, we remember with them, they confirm or reduce us. Sometimes they help to identify who or where we are. Often they're broken, or themselves lost, separated from their home or from each other: the letter, torn and scattered, the diminishing number of objects on a mother's table, a museum's broken and displaced treasures.
To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.
|Size: ||172 KB|
|Publisher: ||Bloodaxe Books|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781780370750 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|