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Strange Car In My Street by [Gate, Peter]
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Length: 132 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English
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strange /stren (d)/ adjective: strange; comparative adjective: stranger; superlative adjective: strangest 1. unusual or surprising; difficult to understand or explain. 2. not previously visited, seen or encountered; unfamiliar or alien.

"Peter Gate’s first collection of poetry ‘Strange Car In My Street’ tempers the limits of a limitless seduction. Words fly from these pages like maimed birds, lashing at the reader’s face with promises, begging you to let them in, to heal them, to embrace them. This delightful tome is a testament to love, wonderment, and the everyday heartbreak of the wounded poet." – Dominic Kirwan, Author of Where Words Go When They Die

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 15477 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Oscillate Wildly Press; 1 edition (14 March 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07BH3BV9C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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“Strange Car in my Street” – by Peter Gate - A Review by Andrew Coote. Stylistically painting with words, the nuanced immediacy of the author's verse can be likened to Monet's Rouen Cathedral. Refreshingly reminiscent of a sun’s dapple on pellucid water, Gate's thoughts glisten on the page, in moments of musing whimsy. There is iron in the spine of this compendium, however. Related, without flourish or fanfare is the plight of Indigenous Australians and the under-classes. Related here is how the Patricians dealt with them as if they were contagions that are only logically beleaguered by a person's antibodies To read the work of the author is to examine oneself in a mirror of newly acquired insight, gained by one's exposure to Gate's work. Paradise can be a heartfelt thankfulness of a girl's needed cab fare and the gratitude of anxious friends upon her safe passage back to them. Hell can be administered to the innocent with blunt instruments by Blunt Instruments. Purgatory is bearing witness to it all, impotent to intercede, and empathic enough to desperately need to be insensate. Peter Gate is: Thinker, Sailor, Cabbie, Dad. Peter’s triumphant first anthology of verse is indicative of a life lived, but not always on his own terms. The final piece 'Saturday' shows, however, that the normalcy of the seemingly banal can be just the balm to anneal the effects of life’s tribulations, as is the mutual love that he and his son share.Peter Gate
5.0 out of 5 stars“Strange Car in my Street” – by Peter Gate - A Review by Andrew Coote.
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