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The palace of illusions : stories

Author: Kim Addonizio
Publisher: New York : Soft Skull Press, 2014.
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In her new collection, gifted poet and novelist Kim Addonizio uses her literary powers to bring to life a variety of settings, all connected through the suggestion that things in the known world are not what they seem.In “Beautiful Lady of the Snow," young Annabelle turns to a host of family pets to combat the alienation she feels caught between her distracted mother and ailing grandfather; in “Night  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Addonizio, Kim
The Palace of Illusions : Stories
New York : Soft Skull Press,c2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Addonizio
ISBN: 9781619024199 1619024195 1322540926 9781322540924
OCLC Number: 890529588
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (248 p.)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Beautiful Lady of The Snow; Only The Moon; Breathe; The Other Woman; Night Owls; The Palace of Illusions; In The Time of The Byzantine Empire; Blown; The Hag's Journey; Ever After; Intuition; Another Breakup Song; Cancer Poems; Ice; Acknowledgments; About The Author
Responsibility: Kim Addonizio.

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In her new collection, gifted poet and novelist Kim Addonizio uses her literary powers to bring to life a variety of settings, all connected through the suggestion that things in the known world are not what they seem.In “Beautiful Lady of the Snow," young Annabelle turns to a host of family pets to combat the alienation she feels caught between her distracted mother and ailing grandfather; in “Night Owls," a young college student's crush on her acting partner is complicated by the bloodlust of being half-vampire; in “Cancer Poems," a dying woman turns to a poetry workshop to make sense of her.

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