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Disturbance is a novel in verse by Ivy Alvarez that chronicles a multiple homicide, a tragic case of domestic violence, where a family was gunned down by the husband and father.

The book features poems in a kaleidoscope of voices from all the characters involved. We first meet the family itself and witness how the father's controlling attitude gradually escalates into viol
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Paperback, 87 pages
Published October 2013 by Seren
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Anna Sinn
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Harrowing, moving, raw, beautifully written. I really loved the way she told the story/accounts of different characters (like the Journalist, or Eye Witness) through prose - such an interesting style. I can’t recommend this book highly enough!
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Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Brutal and exactly written. Would recommend.
Elaine
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This text deals with the increasingly present phenomenon of the alienated father/husband turned family-murderer. Profoundly affecting as it is beautiful and disturbing.
Michaela
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
terrific poetry. such powerful images and a topic that can't have been easy to write about - you won't get these poems out of your head in a hurry.
Jess
Such fantastic poetry. I loved this.
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Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
An original way to tell a story. A very interesting, emotional book. Suggest it to poetry fanatics.
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Ivy Alvarez is the author of Disturbance (Wales, UK: Seren Books).
Her latest collection is Diaspora: Volume L (Paloma Press).
Her poetry appears in anthologies, literary journals and new media worldwide and online.
Wikipedia entry here.
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