A Nail the Evening Hangs on
In her debut collection, Monica Sok uses poetry to reshape a family's memory about the Khmer Rouge regime--memory that is both real and imagined--according to a child of refugees. Driven by myth-making and fables, the poems examine the inheritance of the genocide and the profound struggles of searing grief and PTSD. Though the landscape of Cambodia is always present, it is the liminal space, the in-betweenness of diaspora, in which younger generations must reconcile their history and create new rituals. A Nail the Evening Hangs On seeks to reclaim the Cambodian narrative with tenderness and an imagination that moves towards wholeness and possibility.

A Nail the Evening Hangs on Details

TitleA Nail the Evening Hangs on
Author
ReleaseFeb 25th, 2020
PublisherCopper Canyon Press
ISBN-139781556595608
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GenrePoetry

A Nail the Evening Hangs on Review

  • Natalie Eilbert
    January 1, 1970
    I wrote a review forthcoming about this collection but the tl;dr is this book should be celebrated as one of the best books published this year. Its utterly remarkable. Not a word is wasted. I wrote a review forthcoming about this collection but the tl;dr is this book should be celebrated as one of the best books published this year. It’s utterly remarkable. Not a word is wasted.
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  • Smileitsjoy (JoyMelody)
    January 1, 1970
    this was/is a beautiful debut collection
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