The Lesser Tragedy of Death

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Akashic Books, May 1, 2010 - Poetry - 95 pages
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"[A] brave and moving tribute to a brother gone astray; with skill, unflinching honesty, and redemptive compassion, Cristina García tracks his marvelous, complex, and errant life. . . . These poems are the beautiful, painful, astonishing result of a journey to hell and back in search of the brother she loves. With this first book of poems, García, one of our best novelists and storytellers, proves herself to be a talented poet as well."—Julia Alvarez, author of Saving the World

Cristina García is the author of several novels—including Dreaming in Cuban—anthologies, and books for young readers. A National Book Award nominee, she is also a visiting professor and Black Mountain Institute teaching fellow in creative writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Cristina García is the author of several novels-including Dreaming in Cuban and A Handbook to Luck-anthologies, and books for young readers. The Lesser Tragedy of Death is her first collection of poetry. García's work has been nominated for a National Book Award and translated into a dozen languages. Chris Abani, curator of Akashic's Black Goat poetry imprint, is a Nigerian poet and novelist and the author of Song for Night, The Virgin of Flames, Becoming Abigail, and GraceLand (a selection of the Today Show Book Club; winner of the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award).

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