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Poetry. Authorities say a man was stabbed to death, decapitated and partly cannibalized in what appears to be a random act of violence on board a bus that was en route to Winnipeg late Wednesday. With these starkly haunting words from a 2008 Canadian news report, Joseph Fasano begins VINCENT, a book-length poem based on Vince Li's killing of Tim McLean on a Greyhound bus near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Using a fictionalized first-person narrative from the perspective of the killer, Fasano explores the inner workings of a disturbed mind trying to come to terms with a horrific act that even its perpetrator cannot fully comprehend. Have you smelled the rose oil / in the shoes of the dead... have you woken / and woken / and woken, the speaker asks us. And the poem will not let us say no.
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 137 x 213 x 8mm | 340g
  • English
  • 1930781172
  • 9781930781177
  • 3,364,848

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