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War and Ablution (The Semaphore Collection Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Samuel Peralta

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Book Description

From the author of the acclaimed How More Beautiful You Are and the award-winning Pacific comes an exploration of human conflict and its consequences.

In War and Ablution, Samuel Peralta brings forth his mastery of the poetic narrative, weaving individual and personal stories into a meditation that is visceral, provocative, gripping, and unforgettable.

From Vietnam to Afghanistan, from Biblical to modern times, from diaspora to the Holocaust, Peralta’s poems chart the geography and history of war and revolution, and its cost.

War and Ablution is a tour-de-force of storytelling, a harrowing testament to the horrors of war, and a memorial to the redemptive power of the human spirit.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 196 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Publisher: Windrift Books; 1st edition (20 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009UIGX22
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,499,125 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Samuel Peralta is a scientist and storyteller.

A PhD in physics, he has designed advanced robotic tools for nuclear reactors and co-founded start-up companies in mobile software, communications and semiconductors, among other areas.

His speculative fiction has gained widespread praise and been nominated for Best American Science Fiction, at one point ranking him as one of Amazon's Top Ten SF Authors, and Top 150 Authors overall.

His poetry titles have all ranked at the top of the Poetry Bestseller lists, in Goodreads' list of Great Small Press Books, and spotlighted in Best American Poetry.

He is producer of the Future Chronicles series, which ranked at the top of the Amazon SF Anthology Bestseller lists.

His work has been recognized with numerous awards, including from the BBC, the UK Poetry Society, Digital Literature Institute, and the Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Poems for our times. 19 Nov. 2012
By J.J.Brown - Published on
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War and Ablution - the new poetry book from Samuel Peralta gives us razor sharp poems. I think they are perfect for our war-torn times. He writes convincingly from many points of view, seeming to be each of the voices. Samuel touches my heart and awakens my memory with this deeply moving book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely moving!!!! 11 Mar. 2013
By RPo - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Semaphore has once again crafted another masterpiece of moving work!!! My personal favourites include: #Revolution - a powerful knockout piece and Past Lives - a piece that will continue to ask the question "What if."
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