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THE RESTRUCTURE tells the story, through a series of poems, of the circumstances leading to the conception of a boy and his delivery into a difficult world. Born with a condition that requires long stretches in hospital the author attempts to view the world through the senses of the boy who is yet to learn language. This play of words presents the challenges of the world in a new light. The backdrop of the book is social unrest, but the author and boy - who has 40 different pseudonyms - push back against the monotone order of THE RESTRUCTURE (the all-controlling voice that appears throughout as a public service announcement) through the surreal inventions of words and games. This is a gripping book of contrasts, conjuring a life of extreme polarities that is always striving for a resolution, towards a restructured world.
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  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 120g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • No
  • 1844714268
  • 9781844714261
  • 1,792,827

Table of contents

The Restructure
A First Wish
The Rules Of Attraction
Housemates, Or How It Starts
The Restructure
Break Of Day
The Restructure
Cornwall In 3 Trimesters
30th Birthday, Musselburgh
Week 31 Scan
The Restructure
The Midwitches
The Birth
The Restructure
Paternity Leave
The Restructure
The Renaming
Mr Schmiggles
An Abc Of First Light
The Restructure
Wake big & down dares
Shark Attack
How To Make Me Human
Citalopram Advent
The Therapists
The Bird Cure
The Restructure
Pavel's 1st Art Lesson
Blue Sun
You're Meat Book
The Restructure
The Restructure
In The `Z' Section
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About Chris McCabe

Chris McCabe was born in Liverpool in 1977. His poetry collections are The Hutton Inquiry and Zeppelins. He has recorded a CD with The Poetry Archive and written a play Shad Thames, Broken Wharf, which was performed at the London Word Festival and subsequently published by Penned in the Margins in 2010. He works as a Librarian at The Poetry Library, London, and teaches for The Poetry School.
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