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All Down Darkness Wide : A Memoir

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  • Hewitt's book is excellent... It makes one hope this is the beginning of a wonderful trend of men writing about love with the same intense vulnerability that women have for decades now... [Hewitt] shows himself to be one of our foremost memoirists... A stunning meditation on love and heartbreak, this feels like an essential work of the new Irish queer canon. Let us hope it is but a first volume, the beginning of a vast work.
    Barry Pierce, Sunday Times
  • Rapturous... even his depictions of cruising have a holy aura. As a dedicated nonfiction writer, I sometimes meet poets' memoirs with a caginess that is utterly disgraced by a book like this, whose structure is nearly as immaculate as its sentences... Writing is always an act of translation, and Hewitt beautifully illuminates his own darknesses so that we might also see our own.
    Melissa Febos, The New York Times

  • Seán Hewitt's book is a beautiful, complex and textured meditation on love, on growing up gay, on becoming a poet and on inhabiting Northern landscapes in winter. His account of falling in love and being in love is honest and vivid... I was engrossed, hardly looking up as I read. I woke in the morning fully enclosed by it, as though I had been dreaming it.
    Colm Tóibín, author of THE MAGICIAN





    Author(s): Hewitt, Sean,
    Binding: Hardback,
    Date of Publication: 14/07/2022,
    Pagination: 240 pages,
    Series: N/A,
    Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd,
    Published By: Vintage Publishing,
    Book Classification: Of specific Gay interest,
    ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9781787333383