In The Bone Broker, Lillian Necakov steps into the operating room of human history to take the pulse of a troubled world. This is visceral poetry that bears witness to a 'landscape haunted by centuries of rage,' in which the drama of public life takes a personal toll on those who are 'infected with the ceremony of war.' Necakov's montage of startling imagery is a powerful antidote to indifference and an elegaic testament to the elements of the human condition that once made us whole.
About the author
Lillian Necakov was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1960 and now lives in Toronto. She is the editor of the Surrealist Poets Gardening Association, a literary small press. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, anthologies, etc, in Canada, USA, and Europe, and forthcoming in China. Some of her books include Cowboy in Hamburg (Surrealist Poets Gardening Association, 1988), Listen (Pink Dog, 1988), Sickbed of Dogs (Wolsak & Wynn, 1989) and Polaroids (Coach House, 1999).
His view is fresh air that rises above the fetid self-absorption and self-referential miasma that so characterizes the celebration of creativity in cities today. (Joel Kotkin, author of The City: A Global History)