My Dinosaur
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9781771662314

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

François Turcot., François Turcot|AUTHOR., & Erín Moure|AUTHOR. (2015). My Dinosaur . Book*hug Press.

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François Turcot, François Turcot|AUTHOR and Erín Moure|AUTHOR. 2015. My Dinosaur. Book*hug Press.

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François Turcot, François Turcot|AUTHOR and Erín Moure|AUTHOR. My Dinosaur Book*hug Press, 2015.

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François Turcot, François Turcot|AUTHOR, and Erín Moure|AUTHOR. My Dinosaur Book*hug Press, 2015.

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With luminous and lucid writing, Turcot excavates the fossil gaze of his father in an elated elegy composed of poems both tensed and open, minimalist and talkative, serious and droll, alternating the voice and writings of the father with the fictions and assemblies of the son-reminding us that a man's story can only be told by assembling the shreds and bits that have been accumulated over the course of our lives.

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