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The Half-Life of Fathers free pdf Vanessa Gebbie's debut collection explores the fragility and fleetingness of existence set against the enduring influence of people, places and events, even as they pass deeper into history. Disused mines and old theatres become haunted spaces, where the presence of something or someone left behind lingers. Vanessa's war poems, inspired by the life of her late father (a decorated WWII veteran) and by visits to the battlefields of Picardy and Flanders in the company of military historians, bring to life the bravery of servicemen. The poet challenges the boundary between war and nature. Upholding the legacy of her father and the soldier's endeavour, she weaves together the understanding of a located family and the desperation of war. These sophisticated descriptions produce a sepia world created by the fervent need to love and remember.

About Vanessa Gebbie

Vanessa Gebbie is a Welsh writer living in Sussex. She is a novelist, short fiction writer, editor and freelance creative writing tutor. Winner of the 2012 Troubadour International Poetry Competition, her poems have been published in The SHOp, Abridged, Envoi, Tears in the Fence, on Tate Modern website, Shadowtrain, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Ecletica, Alba, and in two WordAid charity anthologies. Her debut novel The Coward's Tale (Bloomsbury) was selected as a UK Financial Times 2011 Book of the Year. Her short fiction has won many awards, including a Bridport Prize, and is in several anthologies. She has two story collections out with Salt Publishing, Words from a Glass Bubble (2008), and Storm Warning: Echoes of Conflict (2010). Her short fiction has been commissioned by literary journals, the British Council, by BBC Radio 3 and for BBC Radio 4. She is contributing editor of Short Circuit, Guide to the Art of the Short Story, editions 1 and 2 (Salt). She is recipient of an Arts Council Grant for the Arts, a Hawthornden International Fellowship and a Gladstone's Library Residency. www.vanessagebbie.com

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Author : Vanessa Gebbie
Publisher : Pighog
Data Published : 03 October 2013
ISBN : 1906309620
EAN : 9781906309626
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 35 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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