These poems are constantly telescoping the passage of years, in a restless search for some evidence of an organising principle.
From an abandoned rowing boat in Estonia full of wild flowers, to a swimming pool in the Congo full of drowned insects, Adam Thorpe's collection of poetry takes us on a wide-ranging journey through states of gain and loss, alienation and belonging.
Adam Thorpe was born in Paris in 1956. His first novel, Ulverton, was published in 1992, and he has written nine others - most recently Flight - and two collections of stories. His new translation of Madame Bovary has just been published by Vintage. He lives in France with his wife and family.