Because : a lyric memoir (Book, 2018) []
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Because : a lyric memoir

Because : a lyric memoir

Author: Joshua Mensch
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"Joshua Mensch's devastating debut, Because, is a "disturbing, memorably and superbly handled book- length narrative poem" (Steph Burt). It tells the story of Don, the charming, enigmatic director of a youth wilderness camp who befriends, and preys on, the young boys in his care. Unfolding through a series of individual encounters, Because renders the shifting landscapes of childhood memory with vividness and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Named Person: Joshua Mensch
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Mensch
ISBN: 9780393635225 0393635228
OCLC Number: 1005107432
Awards: Short-listed for Governor General's Literary Award 2018
Description: vii, 128 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Joshua Mensch.


A gripping verse memoir that offers a compassionate and wrenching account of the author's experience of childhood sexual abuse.  Read more...


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"[Because] is a rare and remarkable text. Although it deals unswervingly with abuse, violations of trust and the deeply damaging effect of both of these, it is also literary, powerful and Read more...

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