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Through The Glass Mountain

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Using the unique narrative form of her dramatic poem, "Petrol", Martina Evans compresses her original novel, "The Glass Mountain", into a new book of cinematic prose poetry.

It is the early 1980s in Cork City and women are on the streets protesting against the contraceptives ban. The eighteen-year old narrator, Maeve, has just left the convent and it is not going well. She is failing science and trying to be a punk while Daddy Hitler keeps telling her that she is on the Highway to Nowhere. Before Maeve can figure what road she should be travelling, she finds herself making a life or death decision.

"She shows an impressive command of what feels like the ideal narrative medium: individual moments and drive of narrative in perfect coordination, language alive and kicking." - Christopher Reid

Martina Evans is an Irish poet and novelist. She is the author of nine books of prose and poetry. "Facing the Public", her fourth poetry collection, was a "Times Literary Supplement" Book of the Year and received the Piero Ciampi International Poetry Prize in 2011. "Petrol", a dramatic prose poem, was published by Anvil Press in September 2012.


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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : USA Paperback

Title: Through The Glass Mountain
Author(s): Martina Evans
ISBN: 1-4840-0057-9 / 978-1-4840-0057-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Through The Glass Mountain
Author(s): Martina Evans
Publisher: Bloom Books
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