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Specimen: Personal Essays

Author :  Madison Hamill

Product Details

  • Country New Zealand
  • Publisher Victoria University of Wellington Press, New Zealand
  • ISBN9781776563012
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2020
  • Bib. Info232p. Includes Selected Bibliography
  • Product Weight350 gms.
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A father rollerblading to church in his ministerial robes, a university student in a leotard sprinting through fog, a trespass notice from Pak'nSave, a beautiful unborn goat in a jar . . . In scenarios ranging from the mundane to the surreal, Madison Hamill looks back at her younger selves with a sharp eye. Was she good or evil? Ignorant or enlightened? What parts of herself did she give up in order to forge ahead in school, church, work, and relationships, with a self that made sense to others? With wit and intelligence, these shape-shifting essays probe the ways in which a person's inner and outer worlds intersect and submit to one another. It is a brilliantly discomfiting, vivid and funny collection in which peace is found in the weirdest moments. 'I never felt that I was looking at fine writing - only at astonishing writing.' -Elizabeth Knox.

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