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36 Cornelian Avenue
36 Cornelian Avenue

36 Cornelian Avenue


80 Pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.00 (US $16.00)

Publication Date: November 2008

ISBN 9781550652383

Rights: WOR X CA

Vehicule Press (Nov 2008)
Signal Editions

Price: $16.00


An astonishing depiction of the troubles of wartime England

Returning to a childhood marred by the Second World War, this revealing ensemble revisits the streets, shore, and woods that belonged to the resort town of Scarborough. In clear, quick-moving colloquial poetry, each word explores how the war affected the townspeople—turning some into curmudgeons, others into compassionate heroes—and how the experience toughened the frightened women and children into survivors, waiting for their men to come home. Part novel, part memoir, part passionate recollection, this narrative presents characters as they were, caught in the heartbreaking hardship of wartime England.

Author Biography

Christopher Wiseman is the author of Crossing the Salt Flats, In John Updike’s Room, and Remembering Mr. Fox. He has won two Province of Alberta Poetry Awards, the Poetry Prize from the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, and an Alberta Achievement Award for Excellence in the literary arts. He was founding vice president, and later president, of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and created the Creative Writing program at the University of Calgary. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.