By Harry Giles

Format: Paperback

An outstanding debut poetry collection by a vibrant new voice.

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Freight Books

Freight Books is a new imprint focused on publishing high quality fiction for an English speaking readership. They are committed to publishing work by established writers, brilliant debuts, short story collections, forgotten classics, occasional novels-in-translation and, from time to time, poetry collections.

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'Listen, hit's semple: in Orkney I'm English; in England I'm Scottish; in Scotland, Orcadian -' This expansive collection by one of Scotland's outstanding performers is a moving exploration of identity, and how it is warped and changed by our languages, nationalities, and the often inhuman machinations of the State. Tonguit stands as a collage of the early 21st century; of growing intolerance, the rise of ATOS, the bedroom tax, growing protest movements , the homogenisation of politics, and beneath it all humanity, trying to love and laugh and live.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Freight Books
Publication Date 26 Oct 2015
ISBN 9781910449363
Number of Pages 160

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'Giles seems to veer between an intellectual, formal severity and a desire to celebrate, a naughtiness that charms.' Sabotage Reviews;'[Giles' poetry] cocks a snook at pat renderings of nation and identities, pointing at how most of us are hybrids lying outside categories. Harry Giles' poems really sing along.' Sphinx Review; 'Well, look out for Harry Giles' Poetry Scotland

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