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For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs

Kathleen Rooney

Dec 2009


Trade Paper

$14.95 US
($19.50 CAN)
978-1-58243-545-9 | 9781582435459
1-58243-545-6 | 1582435456

224 pp

56 per carton



Personal Memoirs

Winter 2010

Imprint Rights: P: W~D: W

Title Rights: W* (ex BL, FK, GB, GG, GI, GS, IE, IM, IO, JE, MF, MS, PN, SH)

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Published by Counterpoint

In this collection about life as a twentysomething in the twenty-first century, Kathleen Rooney writes with the finesse of someone well beyond her years, but with fresh insights that reveal a girl still making discoveries at every turn. Varied and original, the tales in For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs recount the perils of falling in love with the unlikeliest of people, of visiting the New York apartments of a vanished poet, and of touring an animal retirement home with her parents. Of getting a Brazilian wax, and of chauffeuring a U.S. senator around town. Of saying good-bye to a cousin who’s joining a convent, and of trying to convince herself that she's not wasting her life. This is a book about love and longing, poetry and plagiarism, death and democracy, mountain floods and Midwestern cicadas. Here is a young woman struggling to find her place as an adult and a citizen in an America that rarely manages to live up to Whitman’s dream of it. With this book, Rooney sings—yes, in fact, she trills—loud and clear.