Oracle (Paperback)

Poems (Movie Tie-In Editions)

By Cate Marvin

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393353136, 96pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2016

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Hardcover (3/9/2015)

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The speakers of Oracle occupy the outer-borough cityscape of New York's Staten Island, where they move through worlds glittering with refuse and peopled by ghosts--of a dead lover, of a friend lost to suicide, of a dog with glistening eyes. Marvin's haunting, passionate poems explore themes of loss, of the vulnerability of womanhood in a world hostile to it, and of the fraught, strangely compelling landscape of adolescence.