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Tumour

by Evelyn Lau

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list price: $17.95
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published: July 2016
ISBN:9780889823129
publisher: Oolichan Books
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In her seventh book of poetry, Evelyn Lau digs up her deepest fears to unearth the universal hope we all have — of a life that matters. Tumour's power lies in Lau's ability to talk about the things we don't like to talk about, the things we avoid with lotions and potions and self-medication. Tumour compels sober self-reflection and shining light into the corners of the mind. In the book's first part, Lau roots through the forces of life that shaped her — the family legacy, the cultural inheritance. The second part parses how these histories sculpt the present. The rose-coloured glasses of youth are replaced with the lenses of middle age, which sharpen the world's edges. With trenchant observations and unparalleled imagery, Tumour/strong showcases Lau at the top of her craft.

About the Author

Evelyn Lau

EVELYN LAU was born in Vancouver in 1971. She is the author of Fresh Girls and Other Stories, Other Women and Choose Me; and three collections of poetry: You Are Not Who You Claim, which won the Milton Acorn Memorial People’s Poetry Award; Oedipal Dreams, which was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry; and In the House of Slaves. Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid was made into a TV movie in 1994. Evelyn Lau lives in Vancouver.

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Evelyn Lau was born and raised in Vancouver. She published her memoir, Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid, when she was 18. Evelyn's poetry, prose and essays have been widely published, including the award-winning poetry title Living Under Plastic. She was Vancouver's poet laureate from 2011-2014.

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