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  • Averno


    Louise Glück.


    Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2006. First edition. Hardcover in a dust jacket. Near fine.


    "On one side, the soul wanders.
    On the other, human beings living in fear.
    In between, the pit of disappearance.


    Some young girls ask me
    if they’ll be safe near Averno—
    they’re cold, they want to go south a little while.
    And one says, like a joke, but not too far south —


    I say, as safe as anywhere,
    which makes them happy.
    What it means is nothing is safe."

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