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The hurting kind

An astonishing collection about interconnectedness – between the human and nonhuman, ancestors and ourselves – from Ada Limón. These poems slip through the seasons, teeming with horses and kingfishers and the gleaming eyes of fish. And they honour parents, stepparents, and grandparents: the sacrifices made, the separate lives lived, the tendernesses extended to a hurting child; the abundance, in retrospect, of having two families. Along the way, we glimpse loss. There are flashes of the pandemic, ghosts whose presence manifests in unexpected memories and the mysterious behaviour of pets left behind. But ‘The Hurting Kind’ is filled, above all, with connection and the delight of being in the world.


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Author Ada Limón Published by Corsair ISBN 9781472157683 EAN 9781472157683 Bic Code Cover Paperback