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The Sugar Mile Glyn Maxwell

The Sugar Mile

Glyn Maxwell

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ISBN : 9780618773657
Paperback
140 pages
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This stirring verse narrative begins when the poet steps into an uptown Manhattan bar a few days before September 11, 2001. Encountering Joe Stone, a fellow Brit and a barstool regular, the narrator becomes the fated scribe of Joes memories ofMoreThis stirring verse narrative begins when the poet steps into an uptown Manhattan bar a few days before September 11, 2001. Encountering Joe Stone, a fellow Brit and a barstool regular, the narrator becomes the fated scribe of Joes memories of Londons Black Saturday, the start of the worst of the Blitz during World War II. As the old mans haunting recollections of the prelude to the Blitz collide with a New York bartenders blithe optimism about the glories of America, we begin to discern the shadows and reflections of the past in New Yorks impending catastrophe. Deftly moving from past to present, using various poetic forms to delineate each characters unique voice, this verse drama explores everyday beauty and innocence on the brink of disaster.