Part Baudelairian flaneur, an Arcadian shepherd, the speaker in John Isles s brave new "Inverse Sky" encounters a fragmented history. It is nineteenth-century California, and the missions are still burning after the Americans establish the Bear Flag Republic; it is the twenty-first century, and the miners of 49 are relegated to a mural in an arcade. Both a loner and a lover, Isles s pilgrim-poet takes us on a journey where Native Americans are missing persons outside a diorama of their ancestors, then sets us adrift in ...

Inverse Sky 2008, University of Iowa Press

ISBN-13: 9781587296864

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