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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Ondaatje, Michael, 1943-
New York : Knopf, 1991
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|ISBN:||0679402608 9780679402602 0679742727 9780679742722|
|Description:||194 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||There's a trick with a knife I'm learning to do: Light. Early morning, Kingston to Gananoque. A house divided. The diverse causes. Signature. Henri Rousseau and friends. Application for a driving licence. The time around scars. For John, falling. The goodnight. Philoctetes on the island. Elizabeth. Dates. Billboards. Letters and other worlds. Griffin of the night. Birth of sound. We're at the graveyard. Near Elginburg. Loop. Heron Rex. Rat jelly. King Kong meets Wallace Stevens. "The gate in his head". Taking Burning hills. Charles Darwin pays a visit, December 1971. The vault. White dwarfs. The Agatha Christie books by the window. Country night. Moving Fred's outhouse/Geriatrics of pine. Buck Lake Store auction. Parre off. Walking to Bell rock. Pig glass. The hour of cowdust. The palace. Uswetakeiyawa. The wars. Sweet like a crow. Late movies with Skyler. Sallie Chisum/Last words on Billy the Kid, 4 a.m. Pure memory/Chris Dewdney. Bearhug. Elimination dance (an intermission) --
Secular love: Claude glass. Tin roof. Rock bottom. Skin boat. Her house. The cinnamon peeler. Women like you. The river neighbour. To a sad daughter. All along the Mazinaw. Pacific letter. A dog in San Francisco. Translations of my postcards. 7 or 8 things I know about her. Bessie Smith at Roy Thomson Hall. The concessions. Red accordion-an immigrant song. In a yellow room. When you drive the Queensborough roads at midnight. Proust in the waters. Escarpment. Birch bark.