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The Hunter

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The Hunter by George Murray
Paperback $14.95
Mar 25, 2003 | ISBN 9780771066757

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“There is a beauty within the poetic language.…This beauty is what makes The Hunter a compelling read. At this watershed moment in history, we are all looking for the beauty that lies somewhere beneath the ugliness of history and the ominous tone of prophecy.”
Quill & Quire

“He has the poet’s instinct, the knack for turning a good phrase and the verbal grit and suppleness to keep the reader engaged. . . . An important talent.”
National Post

Author Essay

I began writing The Hunter in early 2001. The noise and bustle of New York City were breaking my concentration and leaving me mentally drained. My fragmented thoughts began to coalesce and The Hunter emerged as part of an emotional response to

“an age that has killed emergency,
when stakes of destruction
have been jacked so high no one

can match the ante.”

The broken, post-(or pre-)cataclysmic landscape of The Hunter existed before the events of that fall, but poems written subsequently were subtly affected by the disaster and took the book in new directions.

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