The Making of Stones (Paperback)
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A powerful, lyrical exploration of what it means to be lover, wife, daughter and mother. "In The Making of Stones, poet Andrea Eames takes us through a journey of such profound intimacy and honesty one can't help but come away feeling a little stunned. The opening poem, 'If You Love Me' could easily be as much for the reader as for an unnamed lover, as it perfectly encapsulates what this breathtaking collection is all about: the too-much, the all-encompassing nature of being female. In these pieces, Eames artfully blends vulnerability, sensuality, and spirit with lyrical language and poetic technique, and in the process creates a collection that makes us feel that everything-life, love, the world itself-is too much to experience sanely, and yet, that this is what makes it perfect." - Sarah Hackley Montalbano, author of The Things We Lose "The Making of Stones begins with an autopsy and ends with a question. In between is all open-eyed, tender terror. Everything is seen and felt and tasted and heard here. Hold your breath, dive in, immerse yourself fully. Become what the poet wants you to become: a lover, undressed and intrepid before her. I dare you." - Jenna Martin Opperman.
About the Author
Andrea Eames is a poet and novelist living in Austin after eight years in New Zealand and seventeen in Zimbabwe. She has a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, as well as a post-graduate diploma in Book Publishing from Whitireia Arts College, Wellington. She has released two critically acclaimed novels so far, both published by Harvill Secker (an imprint of Penguin Random House UK) and set in Zimbabwe: The Cry of the Go-Away Bird (2011) and The White Shadow (2012). The White Shadow was shortlisted for the 2012 Dylan Thomas Prize. Andrea aims to be vulnerable, vivid and honest in her poetry and prose.