A Brief Relief from Hunger A Brief Relief from Hunger

A Brief Relief from Hunger

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Publisher Description

A brief relief from hunger is a poetry collection about the yearnings of a young man—cocaine, human connection, fast food—and the ravenous world in which he lives. In Vancouver, the speaker binges Big Macs post-rehab while others consume fentanyl-tainted drugs. Growling bodies are everywhere, including on Facebook where people post cruel comments about drug users in the face of British Columbia’s toxic drug supply crisis. At the heart of the collection are poems that respond to these comments from the perspective of the speaker, now sober but still hungry, whose friends are dying from the contaminated drug supply. The speaker knows at least one reliable source of contentment: Grandma’s kitchen, where, at his lowest points, he finds cabbage rolls, acceptance, and a tenderness he wishes to absorb into his masculinity.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2023
September 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
26
Pages
PUBLISHER
Gordon Hill Press
SELLER
eBOUND Canada
SIZE
2.9
MB