Tightrope is Aidan Rooney's second collection, a richly intense exploration of loss and return. In its span of two worlds, the author's native Ireland and the shores south of Boston where he makes his home, alternating notes of tension and repose evoke love and love-loss. Two sequences anchor the collection and seek to salve heartbreak with restorations of beauty and peace: 'May Altar', a moving rumination on his mother's death and 'Among the Wrecks' in which he delves into the history of a nineteenth-century Irish-American ...

Tightrope 2007, Gallery Press

ISBN-13: 9781852354350

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Tightrope 2007, Gallery Books

ISBN-13: 9781852354367

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