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Calling a Wolf a Wolf

Paperback (01 Feb 2018) | English

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Synopsis

A POETRY BOOK SOCIETY RECOMMENDATION
SHORTLISTED FOR THE FELIX DENNIS PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST COLLECTION 2018

I could not be held responsible
for desire
he could not be held at all

Tracking the joys and pains of the path through addiction, and wrestling with desire, inheritance and faith, Calling a Wolf a Wolf is the darkly sumptuous debut from award-winning poet Kaveh Akbar. These are powerful, intimate poems of thirst: for alcohol, for other bodies, for knowledge and for life.

'The struggle from late youth on, with and without God, agony, narcotics and love, is a torment rarely recorded with such sustained eloquence and passion as you will find in this collection'
FANNY HOWE

'Compelling . . . strange . . . always beautiful'
ROXANE GAY, AUTHOR OF BAD FEMINIST AND HUNGER

'Truly brilliant'
JOHN GREEN, AUTHOR OF THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

'A breathtaking addition to the canon of addiction literature'
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)

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Penguin Books

Penguin Books

The first ten paperback Penguin books appeared in 1935 costing 6d each (the price of a packet of cigarettes). Since then the Penguin list has developed enormously, but still aims to bring the best writing to the widest possible audience. Penguin Paperbacks now range from Booker Prize-winning contemporary authors, to mass market bestsellers, with successful history, biography and general non-fiction as well.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141987972
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 811.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 134g
Height: 155mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 10mm