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breathing at dusk

by Beth Goobie

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published: Sep 2017
ISBN:9781550509151
publisher: Coteau Books
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Gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring, breathing at dusk is the new collection of poetry from the award-winning Beth Goobie as she explores her past and revels in her future.

Autobiographical in nature, breathing at dusks follow the journey of one girl as she escapes her childhood home and all of the painful memories that home elicits — her memories largely centered around the physical and sexual abuse she experienced as a child at the hands of her father and the untimely death of her brother.

Years removed from these experiences now, Goobie is able to cast an unblinking eye on her relationship with her father, and looks back at her emotional journey with fiercely striking language. Often with a focus on classical music and the beauty in nature, this collection, while painful, is a moving and elegant testament to Goobie's strength and resolve as she heals and grows and finally chooses joy.

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Beth Goobie

In high school Beth Goobie studied and taught piano, wrote stories, and was the recipient of academic and citizenship awards. She worked for a year as a nanny in Holland, then moved to Winnipeg where she studied English literature at the University of Winnipeg (receiving the gold medal) and religious studies at the Mennonite Brethren Bible College. She has worked for many years with physically and sexually abused children and is concerned with issues surrounding the anger and powerlessness of those under legal age. Addressing these issues in her writing, she has published several novels for young adults, including Born Ugly, Mission Impossible, The Lottery and Before Wings, as well as poems and short stories for an adult audience in anthologies and magazines such as Fiddlehead, Malahat Review and Quarry. She lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
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Beth Goobie grew up in Guelph, Ontario, where the appearance of a normal childhood hid many secrets. Beth moved to Winnipeg to attend university, became a youth residential treatment worker, and studied creative writing at the University of Alberta. She is the award-winning author of 23 novels, mainly for young adults, including The Lottery and the CLA award-winning Before Wings. Also a published poet, Beth makes her home in Saskatoon.

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