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The book of delights : Essays

Author: Ross Gay
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Author Ross Gay spent a year writing almost-daily essays about the things, large and small, that delight him"--
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Genre/Form: Essays
Named Person: Ross Gay; Ross Gay
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Gay
ISBN: 9781616207922 1616207922
OCLC Number: 1084695171
Contents: My birthday, kinda --
Inefficiency --
Flower in the curb --
Blowing it off --
Hole in the head --
Remission still --
Praying mantis --
The negreeting --
The high-five from strangers, etc. --
Writing by hand --
Transplanting --
Nicknames --
But, maybe... --
"Joy is such a human madness" --
House party --
Hummingbird --
Just a dream.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Ross Gay.

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