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A Hard Gold Thread
A Hard Gold Thread

A Hard Gold Thread

First Fictions Series


108 Pages, 5.02 x 7.99

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $9.95 (US $9.95)

Publication Date: January 2011

ISBN 9781550713411

Rights: WOR X CA

Guernica Editions (Jan 2011)
Guernica Editions Inc


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In this, her second book, Catherine Black weaves together the wonder, heartache, and 'unlovely beauty' of a youth that is by turns charmed and disquieting. Straddling genres of memoir, prose, and poetry, A Hard Gold Thread delights in the layering of keenly observed moments, in the subtle play of remembering and forgetting, and in the shift in perspective brought to bear on memory as it is transmuted by time. Reverent, sensitively rendered, and sometimes tongue in cheek, A Hard Gold Thread is an unconventional memoir inviting the reader into a meditation on the engulfing beauty of the world and the compulsion to turn away from it.

Author Biography

Catherine Black has wandered her way back to Toronto where she was born and raised and now lives with her husband and son. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of writing at OCAD University. Black is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's M.F.A. writing program, and her poetry and fiction has appeared in various Canadian and American literary journals including The Fiddlehead, The Harpweaver, Scrivener Creative Review, Rhino, Preling and Palimpsest. Her first book of prose poetry, Lessons of Chaos and Disaster, was published as part of Guernica Editions' First Poet Series in 2007. A Hard Gold Thread is her first prose work.