Poetry. The story of a drug dealer looking for his grandson, the poems in ACE follow four family members--Ace, Carol, Miss Princess, and Little Ace--through estrangement and tragedy. In each of the book's four sections, one family member tells his or her version of the story, starting with Ace's quest and concluding with the extraordinary journey of Little Ace. Denise Duhamel writes: "ACE is a gorgeously sad novel-in-verse. The poet carefully rescues and polishes discarded lives, gives voice and dignity to the disastrously ...

Ace 2009, Word Works, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780915380701

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