Non-Fiction Books:

Henry Pepper

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Henry Pepper by Justin Lukyn
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

Poetry. If the dumpsters of the Downtown Eastside could talk, this would be their story. Henry Pepper roams the back alleys of Canada's poorest neighbourhood, a slightly cracked anthropologist of the everyday. From a train crossing where the dispossessed "swear at the train like they didn't have time for it, like it came to them as a great financial loss," to the brutal economy of evacuating in alleyways where the ground cover has been systematically pared away, the imaginary Pepper is a ribald, mordant participant observer. The architecture of his alleyways, from the ubiquitous telephone poles to the dumpster serial numbers titling each poem, becomes Henry Pepper's doorway and windowsill. Smithrite, Monica's Hair Salon, gumboots and puddles are his daily newspaper, dishes, chairs. Fellow denizens of the back lanes scatter porn magazine pages and catch rides on stolen bikes. Our narrator Pepper reels from poem to poem, belligerent, jocose, and ultimately fragile, daring us to dismiss his world.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
New Star Books
Pages
128
Dimensions
127x216x10
ISBN-13
9781554200344
Product ID
4019378

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...