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Breathing at Dusk

Beth Goobie's Breathing at Dusk is an autobiographical poetry collection inspired by Goobie's painful memories of childhood abuse and her process of healing.

Beth Goobie

Gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring, breathing at dusk is the new collection of poetry from the award-winning Beth Goobie as she explores her past and revels in her future. Autobiographical in nature, Breathing at Dusk follow the journey of one girl as she escapes her childhood home and all of the painful memories that home elicits her memories largely centred around the physical and sexual abuse she experienced as a child at the hands of her father and the untimely death of her brother. Years removed from these experiences now, Goobie is able to cast an unblinking eye on her relationship with her father, and looks back at her emotional journey with fiercely striking language. Often with a focus on classical music and the beauty in nature, this collection, while painful, is a moving and elegant testament to Goobie's strength and resolve as she heals and grows and finally chooses joy. (From Coteau Books)

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