Where the Sun Shines Best

Where the Sun Shines Best

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Three Canadian soldiers awaiting deployment to the war in Afghanistan beat a homeless man to death on the steps of their armoury after a night of heavy drinking. The poet, whose downtown Toronto home overlooks the armoury and surrounding park, describes the crime, its perpetrators, the victim, and a cast of homeless witnesses that includes the woman, a prostitute, who first alerts police. The subsequent trial evokes reflection on the immigrant experience the poet shares with one of the accused, and on the agony of that young soldier's mother. From Kandahar to Bridgetown to Mississauga, Ontario, Where the Sun Shines Best encompasses a tragedy of epic scope, a lyrical meditation on poverty, racism and war, and a powerful indictment of the ravages of imperialism.
Publisher: Toronto : Guernica, 2013.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781550716931
Branch Call Number: 819.154 Clark
Characteristics: 71 pages


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Dec 29, 2016

This was very prosey; more like notes for an unfinished novel than a series of poems.

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