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Meghan O'Rourke (Author)


"Magnificent." —New York Times Book Review

The insomniac speakers in Halflife are coming of age in a mythical world full of threat and promise. Seeking their true selves amid the fallen cathedrals of America, they speak wryly of destructive love affairs, aesthetic obsession, and encroaching war, but refuse to abandon hope in the power of imagination.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • November 2008
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33317-6
  • 5.6 × 8.3 in / 96 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

Endorsements & Reviews

“Fiercely and fearlessly rich, her lines burn like encaustic: 'the burning thing.'” — John Ashbery

“An impressive first collection, Halflife is a box full of surprises and intense delights.” — Billy Collins

“Concise, sophisticated poems…immediate magic.” — Katie Peterson, Chicago Tribune

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