The Father: Poems.
by [Poetry] Olds, Sharon.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. Poet's fourth book. This copy is Signed by Olds. These startling poems work and rework the poet's experience of her father dying from cancer. Many take place at his deathbed, detailing the physical horror of the disease as if to exorcise it. at its heart, this book is about the poet's coming to terms with a father she has hated: an alcoholic, divorced from her mother, and at times cruel and remote. Olds handles this very difficult terrain directly, without sentimentality.
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 26093