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This Will Be Good

by Mallory Tater

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list price: $18.00
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category: Poetry
published: March 2018
ISBN:9781771663946
publisher: Book*hug Press
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Mallory Tater's This Will Be Good tells the story of a young woman's burgeoning femininity as it brushes up against an emerging eating disorder. As the difficulties of her disease reveal themselves, they ultimately disrupt family relationships and friendships.

These poems deftly bear witness to the performance of femininity and gender construction to reveal the shrinking mind and body of a girl trying to find her place in the world, and whose overflowing adolescent hope for a future will not subside.

About the Author

Mallory Tater

MALLORY TATER’s poetry and fiction have been published in literary magazines across Canada and shortlisted for several awards. Tater was nominated for the 2016 Journey Prize for her short story “Chimera,” published by Little Fiction, and was the 2016 recipient of CV2’s Young Buck Poetry Prize. Tater’s first book of poetry is This Will Be Good and she is the founder of Rahila’s Ghost Press, which publishes limited-edition poetry chapbooks. Tater completed her MFA in creative writing at UBC and lives in Vancouver with her husband. The Birth Yard is her first novel. 

 

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"This Will Be Good is a prayer, vicious and sweet. Tater's dexterous language shreds the pink ribbons of nostalgia to remind that girlhood is both 'sugared with fear' and 'diamond-hard.'" --Adèle Barclay, author of If I Were In a Cage I'd Reach Out For You

"This Will Be Good details the truths of girlhood; how young women treat themselves with cruelty and tenderness, fend off and court desire, and brace themselves for a world that both expects too much of them and yet never enough. These poems unfold as stories girls tell each other as they make space to share, cope, grieve, and hopefully, heal." --Dina Del Bucchia, author of Coping with Emotions and Otters, Blind Items and Don't Tell Me What to Do"

Evocative and tactile as unearthed memory, This Will Be Good follows the history of a family through years, homes, seasons, and bodies. They're death and grief, sex and religion. A reckoning with womanhood, manhood, and memory, these stories have a feeling of being passed down, kept secret, and slipped in notes and gestures between intimates whose closeness is felt on the skin. Press these words to your breast." --Sarah Gerard, author of Binary Star and Sunshine State

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