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The Sea Skater Helen Dunmore

The Sea Skater By Helen Dunmore

The Sea Skater by Helen Dunmore

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The Sea Skater Summary

The Sea Skater by Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore's first book, The Apple Fall, was widely praised for celebrating the lives of women with 'a quiet feminist awareness' (Judith Kazantzis, City Limits). Her poems were 'lucid', 'vital' and 'sensuous'. Those qualities are just as strong in The Sea Skater, but Helen Dunmore's new poems are darker and more pwoerful. They are often mysterious, with disturbing undertones, shading from quiet to unquiet, from sensuous to sinister. The Sea Skater was her second collection, published in 1986.

About Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore (1952-2017) was a poet, novelist, short story and children's writer. Her poetry books received a Poetry Book Society Choice and Recommendations, the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award, and the Signal Poetry Award. Bestiary was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize in 1997. Inside the Wave won the 2017 Costa Poetry Award and went on to be named Costa Book of the Year. She won first prize in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition in 1990 with her poem 'Sisters leaving the dance', and first prize in the National Poetry Competition in 2010 with 'The Malarkey'. After making her debut with The Apple Fall in 1983, she published all her poetry with Bloodaxe. Her earlier work was collected in Out of the Blue: Poems 1975-2001 (2001), which was followed by Glad of These Times (2007), The Malarkey (2012), and Inside the Wave (2017), her tenth and final collection. A new retrospective, Counting Backwards: Poems 1975-2017, was published by Bloodaxe in 2019. She published twelve novels and three books of short stories with Penguin, including A Spell of Winter (1995), winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, Talking to the Dead (1996), The Siege (2001), Mourning Ruby (2003), House of Orphans (2006) and The Betrayal (2010), as well as The Greatcoat (2012) with Hammer, and The Lie (2014), Exposure (2016) and Birdcage Walk (2017) with Hutchinson. A posthumous story collection, Girl, Balancing and Other Stories, followed from Hutchinson in 2018. Born in Beverley, Yorkshire, she studied English at York University, and after graduating in 1973 spent two years teaching in Finland before settling in Bristol.

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The Sea Skater by Helen Dunmore
Used - Very Good
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