Nick Drake's "From the Word Go" explores the different meanings and implications which are tightly packed into that small word - from departures on journeys in this world and beyond it, through expulsions from homes, places and relationships, to the possibilities of adventure and new discovery. At the heart of the book is a sequence describing the dying, death and afterlife of his father, an account of the struggles, fears, comedies, losses, and revelations of that final process of going out of this world. "From the Word Go" builds upon the considerable achievement of Nick Drake's award-winning first collection, "The Man in the White Suit".
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(216mm x 138mm x 4mm)
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Author Biography - Nick Drake
Nick Drake was born in 1961. He lives and works in London. His first book-length collection, The Man in the White Suit, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 1999. His first novel, Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead, was published by Bantam in 2006. His most recent projects include a stage adaptation of Philippe Petit's To Reach the Clouds and a screenplay for the film Romulus, My Father.