About this book
The remarkable debut poetry collection from renowned bestselling novelist and Award–winning poet Paulette Jiles, reissued in a handsome A List edition.
Originally published in 1973, Paulette Jiles’s first collection amazed audiences with its rare depth of texture and verbal dexterity. Her work moves through landscapes that range from Africa to Mexico to Toronto with the ease of a travelling magician. Her swift, intricate metaphors leave the reader breathless, but her work also manages to be straight, earthy, vernacular, and disturbingly perceptive.
Awards and Praise
PRAISE FOR PAULETTE JILES AND WATERLOO EXPRESS
“Fiercely interior and ironic, with images that can move the reader down.” — Toronto Star
“Surreal and vivid … these poems of loneliness and the razor’s edge have a quality that’s unmistakable and consistent.” — Globe and Mail
“[Paulette Jiles] moves through any land, any mood, and is always right there.” — Canadian Reader
PRAISE FOR PAULETTE JILES AND NEWS OF THE WORLD
FINALIST, NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
“This western is not to be missed by Jiles’s fans and lovers of Texan historical fiction.” — Library Journal