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The Poet's Wife

Mandy Sayer



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Bolinda Audio Books
01 June 2020
Biography: general; Autobiography: general; Humanities
Even though we'd grown up in vastly different cultures and countries, we'd both known poverty, domestic violence and the expectation that neither one of us would ever amount to anything. That was probably what united us more than anything: our shared defiance of that prediction.

She tap-danced on street corners for people's small change. He was an out-of- work university teacher, poet and Vietnam vet. She was white and from Australia. He was black and from the Deep South. They met at Mardi Gras, New Orleans, in 1985. She was 22. He was nearly 40.

They fell in love. They married.

What happened next will thrill, move, perplex and enrage you. It will break your heart.

The Poet's Wife confirms Sayer's place as one of our most lyrical and most courageous writers - a memoirist like no other.
By:   Mandy Sayer
Imprint:   Bolinda Audio Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Unabridged edition
ISBN:   9780655670827
ISBN 10:   0655670823
Publication Date:   01 June 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   CD-Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mandy Sayer won the Australian-Vogel Award in 1989 for her novel Mood Indigo. She has written five works of fiction, edited one anthology (with another due for publication later this year), and written two memoirs, Dreamtime Alice, which won the 2000 National Biography Award and Velocity, which won the Age Non-Fiction Prize. She lives in Sydney.

Reviews for The Poet's Wife

'A joy to read . tells a story more vivid and unlikely than many modern works of fiction . Sayer tells her story colourfully, humorously and without a skerrick of self-pity . Trees would have died happy for once, if they'd known they would end up as the pages of such a special work of art.' -- The Bulletin

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