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The long take, or, A way to lose more slowly / Robin Robertson.
Publisher: Picador, 2018.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781509846887 (hbk.) :
Walker is a D-Day veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder; he can't return home to rural Nova Scotia, and looks instead to the city for freedom, anonymity and repair. As he moves from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco we witness a crucial period of fracture in American history, one that also allowed film noir to flourish. The Dream had gone sour but - as those dark, classic movies made clear - the country needed outsiders to study and dramatise its new anxieties.
Series title: Picador poetry
236 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 21 cm.
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