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Query abandoned by poster > ABANDONED. love story - poet writes poetry in girlfriend's bruises

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message 1: by bup (new)

bup | 84 comments Posting a question I saw on paperbackswap.com:

"It's about this guy, he's an artist and a poet. His girlfriend has a condition that makes her super easy to bruise, but the bruises go away very quickly. The artist guy uses a brush handle to write poetry on her body, paint or photograph her and the bruises are gone the next day. it's a very strange love/hate story. One of my favorite books ever, you'd think I could remember the title or author....Can anyone help me find it?"


message 2: by Joann (new)

Joann The Bruise by Magdalena Zurawski?


message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 36916 comments Mod
The Bruise

Doesn't really sound like bup's book:

In the sterile dormitories and on the quiet winter greens of an American university, a young woman named M— deals with the repercussions of a strange encounter with an angel, one that has left a large bruise on her forehead. Was the event real or imagined? The bruise does not disappear, forcing M— to confront her own existential fears and her wavering desire to tell the story of her imagination. As a writer, M— is breathless, desperate, and obsessive, questioning the mutations and directions of her words while writing with fevered immediacy. Using rhythmic language, suffused with allusions to literature and art, Magdalena Zurawski recasts the bildungsroman as a vibrant and moving form.


message 4: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6990 comments Mod
No it doesn't. If OP doesn't respond by the time the next Mod checks in, I think this can go down to Abandoned


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