The Hook Was Very Sharp (Paperback)

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Where does one find solace after the death of a father? Who will listen without judgment to grief's flood of fragile memories, insights, regrets? The young narrator of this collection addresses a meandering creek where she and her father spent quiet hours together fishing. "Creek" becomes the confidante who receives her questions and qualms. The Hook Was Very Sharp, examines a shy daughter's relationship with the hard-working, self-sacrificing, gambling, father at the center of her Italian American family. This collection, a family portrait drawn in words, is at once elegy, lament, and praise.

This book is illustrated by the author with seven abstract paintings influenced by the Habuku ink-splash style of Japanese painting.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781732823723
ISBN-10: 1732823723
Publisher: Abiquiu Press
Publication Date: February 9th, 2022
Pages: 114
Language: English