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Expectation Days
By Sandra McPherson

Expectation Days

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Expectation Days by Sandra McPherson

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From movie making to medical misadventures, meditations on widowhood to feminist protestations, Expectation Days is a dazzling portrayal of instances in Sandra McPherson\u2019s life. Her autobiographical collection uses peculiar and exact language to reflect on a wide range of activities that include grouse hunting, going through airport security after 9/11, and climbing a coastal cliff. From being an unintended child to ceremonializing a lifetime \u201cserved,\u201d McPherson speaks in both clear and distressing voices from the state of speechless fear that is bereavement. Will the little figures ever reach the monument? A doctor orders me to be on watch. Will the mist pass over their cheeks and clear the strollers\u2019 eyes? If so, I\u2019ll see it. I\u2019m on watch. I train my eyes on paintings to see if there is any change. --from \u201cOn Suicide Watch\u201d

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252074752
ISBN-10: 0252074750
Format: Paperback
(5830mm x 3895mm x 280mm)
Pages: 104
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sandra McPherson

Sandra McPherson is a professor of English at the University of California, Davis, and the author of numerous poetry collections, including A Visit to Civilization.

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