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rights acquired by Anvil Press
for release September 30, 2024.

"One of the most moving books I've ever read with some of the wisest lines ever written."

- bill bissett
"Hard Electric is Michael Blouin's third book of poetry, a road-tripping, bridge-burning collection of the author's hard-won and soft-edged reflections that seem to stutter-step towards resolution while tumbling down a decided slant towards disaster. Where Does My Heart Beat Now was Celine Dion's first North American hit and in it she asks:
'Where do all the lonely hearts go?'
In Hard Electric Blouin presents a bleakly unsettling but ultimately life-affirming treatise that hints at his fascination with the same question and perhaps shuffles into the neighbourhood of an answer. That neighbourhood is peopled with the late-night bars of Key West's Duval Street, the sharp spice of BBQ joints, sunburned beach motels and Christmas lights frozen to February trees. And Susan Sarandon's cousin.
It's a book not for the faint of heart, but for the lonely hearted, and for those who know them well."

- CBC Books

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