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O Positive by Joe Dunthorne



ISBN: 9780571342556 Category: Tags: ,


O Positive is the long-awaited debut collection of poetry from Joe Dunthorne and it has all the appeal of his widely acclaimed fiction. Adopting a sunny genial tone Dunthorne lures the reader to darker places exploring death and dread failure and regret – the ‘lounge of our suffering’. Often he catches us off-guard: a ‘whiplash’ effect where poems shift from laughter to slaughter in a moment. Impertinent owls an immersive theatre troupe ancient men from the Great War and idiot balloonists – such characters dramatise our human fancies and foibles joining the protagonist in scenarios both humorously bizarre and all-too-familiar. These performances serve to probe and unpeel the layers of the self – all the way down to the raw.

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Weight 90 g
Dimensions 196 × 131 × 6 mm


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