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I & I
I & I | George Elliott Clarke
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In the "Boogie Nights" era of the 1970s, Betty Browning and her lover, boxer Malcolm Miles, travel from the fog-anchored grime of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to sunburnt Corpus Christi, Texas, and back meeting tragedy and bloodshed along the way. I & I smoulders with love, lust, violence, and the excruciating repercussions of racism, sexism, and disgust. Rastafarian for "you and me," "I & I" expresses the oneness of God and man, the oneness of two people or the distinction between body and spirit. In George Elliott Clarke's hands, this existential aesthetic crystallizes in a love story of Gothic grit. The narrative gives this verse novel shape; the poetry makes it sing, straddling folk ballad, soul, and pop music, all the while moaning the blues.
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I & I | George Elliott Clarke
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Former Canadian poet laureate George Elliott Clarke's novel-in-verse I&I begins in the dark side of Halifax. Joel Plaskett's #LoveThisTown is a love letter to the same city: https://youtu.be/yqj5YDyCqoM

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Cinfhen This looks really interesting 11mo
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