God of Missed Connections

God of Missed Connections

By Elizabeth Bachinsky
$17.95


George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in BC Writing and Publishing (2010), Kobzar Literary Award (2010), Pat Lowther Memorial Award (2010)
Written in the near absence of creative works by Ukrainian Canadians of her generation, God of Missed Connections is a breakthrough collection by one of Canada's leading young poets. This book is profound, devastating, and draws on Ukraine's brave and bloody history as a means to explore the author's place in the contemporary world.

"This book explores a century of cultural assimilation in the West, an experience that is not unique to a Ukrainian-Canadian sensibility. In this book, I wanted to capture the sense of what it feels like to not know where you're from, to be looking for connections, and to come up with ghosts. God of Missed Connections is just the way I've gone about sifting through my own cultural detritus. What makes it through time, what doesn't? That's what interests me."
--Elizabeth Bachinsky


Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889712263
Paperback / softback
5.5 in x 7.0 in - 88 pp

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George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in BC Writing and Publishing (2010), Kobzar Literary Award (2010), Pat Lowther Memorial Award (2010)
Written in the near absence of creative works by Ukrainian Canadians of her generation, God of Missed Connections is a breakthrough collection by one of Canada's leading young poets. This book is profound, devastating, and draws on Ukraine's brave and bloody history as a means to explore the author's place in the contemporary world.

"This book explores a century of cultural assimilation in the West, an experience that is not unique to a Ukrainian-Canadian sensibility. In this book, I wanted to capture the sense of what it feels like to not know where you're from, to be looking for connections, and to come up with ghosts. God of Missed Connections is just the way I've gone about sifting through my own cultural detritus. What makes it through time, what doesn't? That's what interests me."
--Elizabeth Bachinsky

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Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889712263
Paperback / softback
5.5 in x 7.0 in - 88 pp