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The Small Door of Your Death

This honest and haunting collection of poems follows the loss of the poet’s only son to heroin addiction. St. Germain takes us through the stages of her grief and offers no false promises or simple answers. These narrative-driven poems are a compelling and compassionate look into addiction and the effect it has on a family.

104 pages


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Table of Contents

1. • Loving an Addict • Son Poem • Louisiana Oranges • The Good Mother • Suit of Swords • Christmas, 2013 • Three of Swords • The Rhetoric of Wrecks • Nine of Swords • A Perfect Game • Minus Ten Degrees • Knight of Swords • At a Writer’s Retreat in France

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