TrebleBook - 2005
From internationally acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling writer Evelyn Lau comes her first collection of poetry in 10 years. Treble is everything we expect of Lau: it is precise, elegant, honest and powerful. It is also Lau's most mature work of poetry by far, exploring relationships between men and women with depth, empathy and a sensitive precision that is breathtaking and new. Lau explores "how people relate to each other, the things they reveal and the things they hide, their struggle for love and their spurning of it."Evelyn Lau's first poetry collection, You Are Not Who You Claim (1990) won the Milton Acorn People's Poetry Prize; her second, Oedipal Dreams (1992), was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, making Lau the youngest person ever nominated for this prestigious prize (she was 20). Her poetry was selected for inclusion in Best American Poetry. Lau is also renowned as a prose writer. Her autobiographical Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid was published when she was 18 to worldwide acclaim. Over 100,000 copies have sold in Canada alone, and the book was published in 11 other territories. Her searing and arresting fiction-Fresh Girls and Other Stories, Choose Me and the novel Other Women-has been sold in the U.S. and around the world.
Publisher: Vancouver : Polestar, 2005.
Characteristics: 120 p. ;,21 cm.