The 52nd Poem

The 52nd Poem

By (author) Thomas Trofimuk , By (author) Ca

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After an illicit affair, a man decides to send a poem a week to his former lover, even as he begins a new relationship. As the man’s new affair progresses, the poems to his old lover continue, until finally, he must send the last poem. But will he? Who will win the battle for his heart, the woman of the past or the woman of the present?

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129.5 x 198.1 x 15.2mm | 226.8g
  • 18 Apr 2002
  • Great Plains Fiction
  • English
  • 1894283317
  • 9781894283311
  • 1,539,643

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Thomas Trofimuk is a writer, editor and journalism instructor based in Edmonton, Alberta. His poems and short fiction have been published in NeWest Review, Wascana Review, White Wall Review, Stroll of Poets Anthology, blue buffalo and the CBC Radio Alberta Anthology.

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"Almost every word he records resonates with beauty, truth and tenderness." ---- Winnipeg Free Press "The 52nd Poem is a Can Lit classica gripping, powerful and moving book" ---- Edmonton Journal "The best book I've read all year!" ---- Kim Brunhuber, CTV Ottawa

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After an illicit affair, a man decides to send a poem a week to his former lover, even as he begins a new relationship. As the man's new affair progresses, the poems to his old lover continue, until finally, he must send the last poem. But will he? Who will win the battle for his heart, the woman of the past or the woman of the present?

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