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A Season of Mourning

by Frances Itani

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Frances Itani’s third book of poetry consists of two deeply moving elegiac sequences commemorating the deaths of a sister and friend. In chaste and determinedly unsentimental language, Itani takes us through the crises all must face, ignoring none of their turbulence or anguish, yet leaving us with a renewed sense of humanity. In these two sequences, she accomplishes inspiring acts of homage and remembrance.

A Season of Mourning also features original cover and interior art by well-known Canadian artist Molly Lamb Bobak.

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Besides her two previous books of poetry (No Other Lodgings, Fiddlehead, 1978 and Rentee Bay, Quarry, 1983), Frances Itani has published a children's book and co-authored a book of short stories. More recently, Frances Itani, a Member of the Order of Canada, had a spectacular international debut with her first novel, Deafening, which received a…

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  • ISBN: 0-919626-40-8
  • ISBN-13: 9780919626409
  • Pages: 40
  • Year: 1988
  • Dimensions 6 x 9 in
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    Flowers Against the Light #1 by Molly Lamb Bobak

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