ISBN: PB: 9781784106591
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Receiving a call from the State Department that her daughter Pearl has been protesting global violence by chaining herself to a flagpole at the American embassy in Dublin and refusing to eat, liberal New Yorker and single mother Maria Meyers heads to Ireland to save her daughter, while Pearl's surrogate father, Joseph Kasperman, flies in from Rome to help. 50,000 first printing.
Jane Draycott was born in London in 1954 and studied at King's College London and Bristol University. Her first full collection, "Prince Rupert's Drop" (Carcanet / OxfordPoets), was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 1999. In 2002 she was the winner of the Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry and in 2004, the year of her second collection, "The Night Tree", she was nominated as one of the Poetry Book Society's "Next Generation" list of poets. Her third collection "Over" (Carcanet / OxfordPoets) was shortlisted for the 2009 T. S. Eliot Prize, and her translation of the 14th-century "Pearl" (Carcanet / OxfordPoets 2011) is a PBS Recommendation and winner of a Stephen Spender Prize for Translation. Jane Draycott's other books include "No Theatre" (Smith / Doorstop 1998, shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection), "Christina the Astonishing" (with Lesley Saunders and Peter Hay, 1998) and "Tideway" (illustrated by Peter Hay, 2002), both from Two Rivers Press. She lives in Oxfordshire and is a tutor on postgraduate writing programmes at Oxford University and the University of Lancaster.