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Because : a lyric memoir

Joshua Mensch (Author)
"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 precision, building a tale that is powerful, complex, and heartbreaking. If I had a thousand tongues. I could tell a thousand different stories and all of them would be true; "An achievement of sustained attention and imagination."--Michael Collier "Compelling, complex, and empathic. ... [Because] moves as if in a present tense: memory in a living moment."-- Stanley Plumly"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2018
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W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2018