The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards: Poems (Hardback)
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The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards: Poems (Hardback)

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Hardback 88 Pages / Published: 30/03/2014
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In her first poetry collection, Rachel Mennies chronicles a young woman's relationship with a complicated God, crafting a nuanced world that reckons with its past as much as it yearns for a new and different future. These poems celebrate ritual, love and female sexuality; they bear witness to a dark history, and introduce us to "our God, the / collector of stories / and bodies," a force somehow responsible for both death and liberation. Here, Mennies examines survival, assimilation and intermarriage, subjects bound together by complex, if sometimes compromised, ties to the speaker's Judaism. Through wit and careful prosody, The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards lays bare the struggles and triumphs experienced through a teenage girl's coming of age, showing the reader what it means to become - and remain - a Jewish woman in America.

Publisher: Texas Tech Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780896728547
Number of pages: 88
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Rachel Mennies looks to her familial and social history to shape a collection inhabited by the figures of her past. Beautifully crafted, these poems enjoin compassion and wit, experimental and formal designs, telling the truth/and the lies together. This astonishing debut brings a marvelous voice to American letters.
Robin Becker, author of "Tiger Heron""

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