In these powerful, often funny, sometimes lyrical, and down-to-earth poems, Marge Piercy writes of her crooked inheritance--physical and personality traits from wildly mismatched parents, and in a larger sense the marvelous half-broken world we inherit. Even her hometown Detroit provides a double legacy--a slum girlhood that breeds in her both wild ambition and, where you would least expect it, a love of nature, which she discovers in the city's elms, the thing of beauty on grimy smoke-bleared streets. Some of Piercy's ...

The Crooked Inheritance 2007, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307265074

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The Crooked Inheritance 2006, Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN-13: 9789780307264

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