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The Poet's Wife (MP3)
Written by:
Mandy Sayer 
Read by:
Casey Withoos 
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
12 hours  
MP3 size:
497 MB 
June 01 2020 
Available Date:
June 01 2020 
Age Category:
Non-fiction; Autobiography; Memoirs 
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In the follow-up to her bestselling memoir, Dreamtime Alice, Mandy Sayer tells the story of the ten years she and Yusef Komunyakaa spent together, first as lovers, then as husband and wife.

Even though we’d grown up in vastly different cultures and countries, we’d both known poverty, domestic violence and the expectation that neither one of us would ever amount to anything. That was probably what united us more than anything: our shared defiance of that prediction. She tap-danced on street corners for people’s small change. He was an out-of- work university teacher, poet and Vietnam vet. She was white and from Australia. He was black and from the Deep South. They met at Mardi Gras, New Orleans, in 1985. She was 22. He was nearly 40. They fell in love. They married. What happened next will thrill, move, perplex and enrage you. It will break your heart. The Poet’s Wife confirms Sayer’s place as one of our most lyrical and most courageous writers – a memoirist like no other.

'A joy to read ... tells a story more vivid and unlikely than many modern works of fiction. Sayer tells her story colourfully, humorously and without a skerrick of self-pity. Trees would have died happy for once, if they'd known they would end up as the pages of such a special work of art.'
The Bulletin