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A List

Waterloo Express

Written by Paulette Jiles

Published April 23, 2019 | ISBN 9781487006655

Cover of Waterloo Express

Regular price $16.95 CAD

104 pages | 8.5 in × 5.5 in
Print Format

Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

Waterloo Express

A List

Paulette Jiles

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