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Jay Hopler's second collection, a mourning song for his father, is an elegy of uproar, a careening hymn to disaster and its aftermath. In lyric poems by turns droll and desolate, Hopler documents the struggle to live in the face of great loss, a task that sends him ranging through Florida's torrid subtropics, the mountains of the American West, the streets of Rome, and the Umbrian countryside.

Vivid, dynamic, unrestrained: The Abridged History of Rainfall is a festival of glowing saints and fighting cocks, of firebombs and birdsong.

Author: Jay Hopler
Publisher: McSweeney's Books
Pages: 80pp
Size: 6.25 x 8.5
Notes: hardcover
Release Date: November 15, 2016
ISBN:  978-1944211264