The Special
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The Special

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A roof is a roof as long as it's over your head even the sky will do if it is above you. Beginning with a joyful and terrifying image of freefall then rippling outwards into reflection and surprise, this collection of curious wisdoms harnesses the risk and courage of the leap to chart imaginative flight. 'The Special is really special. Haunted by lost time, lost love and lost minds, this book is like a wonderful distortions device- a whole life's gone into it and what roars back out from the poems is manic tenderness, crazy wisdom and a kind of surreal sincerity, all cranked up to eleven. Stavanger is a real-life twenty-first century sage.' Jacob Polley 'Wry, original and starling - you can find yourself in a dark mad place at four a.m. and it's nice to know that Stavanger will be there to keep you company.' Anna Krien
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 133.35 x 196.85 x 6.35mm | 104.33g
  • St Lucia, Australia
  • English
  • New.
  • 0702253197
  • 9780702253195
  • 1,013,869

Review quote

""The Special" is really special. Haunted by lost time, lost love and lost minds, this book is like a wonderful distortion device: a whole life's gone into it and what roars back out from the poems is manic tenderness, crazy wisdom, and a kind of surreal sincerity, all cranked up to eleven. I laughed out loud as often as I stopped to gasp at the instructions in fearlessness and devotion that Stavanger was slipping me, almost without me noticing, and certainly without him noticing, which is just the sort of unworldliness you want in a real life 21st-century sage." --Jacob Polley, author, "The Brink," "Little Gods," and "The Havocs"
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About David Stavanger

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Rating details

25 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 28% (7)
4 28% (7)
3 40% (10)
2 4% (1)
1 0% (0)
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