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Desire in Seven Voices

by Lorna Crozier

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This gorgeous little book challenges prevailing myths about women and love, women and lust, women and words. "When do you follow your desire?" writers were asked. "When do you censor it? When it is a source of power, and when a source of distress?" The result is a daring, funny and highly literate collection of personal essays that presents female desire in all its wonderful complexity.

 

When writing about the satisfactions of a long-term relationshp or the thrill of the first time with somebody new, about secret crushes or openly declared attraction, about desire that is taboo or desire that is tender and familiar, the award-winning contributors, which include Susan Musgrave, Evelyn Lau, Lorna Crozier, Bonnie Burnard, Shani Mootoo, Dionne Brand and Carol Shields, are working at the top of their form. Desire in Seven Voices presents frank revelations and food for thought. It is a reader's delight.

About the Author

Lorna Crozier is the author of several books including Small Beneath the Sky(Greystone, 2009), The Book of Marvels (Greystone, 2012), and What the Soul Doesn’t Want (Freehand, 2017), which was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. She is a professor emerita at the University of Victoria and an officer of the Order of Canada. She lives in North Saanich, BC.

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"I love writers for what they do. These women's essays touch me in the most intimate ways of all, yet the words jump over gender and make me, for the reading, a little more human."

— Globe & Mail

"Desire in Seven Voices is a book of rare emotional, intellectual and erotic power."

— Jane Urquhart

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