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Brand new ancients / Kate Tempest.

Brand new ancients / Kate Tempest.
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ISBN 9781632862075 (paperback)
Author Tempest, Kate author.
Title Brand new ancients / Kate Tempest.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Publisher/Date New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
Pagination etc. 46 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents note "A poem"--Cover.
"First co-produced by Battersea Arts Centre"--Title page.
Summary Note "Kate Tempest's words in Brand New Ancients are written to be read aloud; the book combines poem, rap, and humanist sermon, by turns tender and fierce. Set in Southeast London, Brand New Ancients finds the mythic in the mundane. It is the story of two half-brothers, Thomas and Clive, unknown to each other -- Thomas the result of an affair between his mother and Clive's father. Tempest, with wide-ranging empathy, takes us inside the passionless marriage of Jane and Kevin -- the man who suspects Thomas is not his son, but loves him just the same -- and the neighboring home of Mary and Brian, where betrayal has not been so placidly accepted. The sons of these two households -- quiet, creative Thomas and angry, destructive Clive -- will cross paths in adolescence, their fates converging with mortal fury. These characters' loves, their infidelities, their disappointments and their small comforts -- these, Tempest argues, are timeless. Our lives and our choices are no less important than those of history and myth. Awarded the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, Brand New Ancients insists on our importance as individuals -- and asserts Kate Tempest's importance as a talent impossible to ignore"--
Subject English poetry -- 21st century
London (England) -- Poetry
Shelf Location 821.92 TEMP
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