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Nothing Between Us: The Berkely Years
A novel in prose poems by Wendy Barker, forthcoming from Del Sol Press in November 2009
Public Reading and Signing
Dr. Barker will make an appearance at The Twig Book Shop's new Pearl Complex location on Saturday, December 5th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
- Click here for more information about the event on The Twig's website.
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About the Book
The prose poems--or flash fiction pieces--are set in the late sixties, and are based on Dr. Barker's experiences in Berkeley while teaching ninth-graders (not that much older than the students herself), during the time the school district had just become racially "integrated."
The poems trace the bittersweet, erotically compelling love affair between a young white married high school teacher and one of her African-American colleagues.