Beacon Press: Boomerang
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Author: Achy Obejas

A bilingual poetry collection from Cuban-American writer-activist Achy Obejas, exploring themes of identity, sexuality, and belonging.

Poet, novelist, journalist, translator, and teacher Achy Obejas was born in Havana, Cuba. When she was 6 years old, she and her family immigrated to the United States during the Cuban Revolution. She is the author of the novels The Tower of the Antilles (2017), which was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Ruins (2009), and Days of Awe (2007), which was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, as well as the poetry chapbook This Is What Happened in our Other Life (2007). Her poetry and fiction focus on themes of identity, including nationality, race, sexuality, and belonging.
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“Achy Obejas’s Boomerang comes hurtling at you, maddening, sharp-edged, in wild, aerodynamic swerve across a ‘jeweled sea, flickering with caution,’ flung past limits of language, tragedy, history, to circle back through Ana Mendieta, José Martí, a synagogue in Pittsburgh . . . . There are far more than two sides to the dualities this work takes aim at with shattering skill.”
—Esther Allen


ISBN: 978-080703339-5
Publication Date: 9/7/2021
Size:5.5 x 8.5 Inches (US)
Price:  $16.00
Format: Paperback
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Will Ship On: September 2021
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