RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 232131194 LA English T1 I & I A1 Clarke, George Elliott., PB Goose Lane PP Fredericton, N.B. YR 2009 SN 9780864925138 0864925131 AB "In the "Boogie Nights" era of the 1970s, Betty Browning and her lover, boxer Malcolm Miles, travel from the fog-anchored grime of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to sunburnt Corpus Christi, Texas, and back - meeting tragedy and bloodshed along the way. I & I smoulders with love, lust, violence, and the excruciating repercussions of racism, sexism, and disgust. Rastafarian for "you and me," "I & I" expresses the oneness of God and man, the oneness of two people, or the distinction between body and spirit. In George Elliott Clarke's hands, this existential aesthetic crystallizes in a love story of Gothic grit. The narrative gives this verse novel shape; the poetry makes it sing, straddling folk ballad, soul, and pop music, all the while moaning the blues. Clarke fearlessly plumbs repugnant images, then, in a breath, wipes the slate clean with glistening language."--BOOK JACKET.