The provocative and moving follow-up to the Pulitzer
Prize-winning, bestselling Stag's Leap
'Interspersed with acts of breathtaking linguistic daring.'
Charlotte Mendelson, Observer Book of the Year
Sharon Olds was born in San Francisco, educated at Stanford and Columbia universities, and has lived for numerous years in New York City. Her books have won many awards over the years. Her last collection, Stag's Leap, won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize.
"Olds's descriptive gift is like a fire hose of
frankness...undeniably powerful." -- Jeremy Noel-Tod * Sunday Times
"Olds's inspired new collection alerts us to taboos we barely think about ordinarily...These odes, because they illuminate what it is to live inside a body and survive its outrages, are useful - and beautiful too." -- Kate Kellaway * Guardian *
"[An] inspired new collection... She writes...with a driven perkiness... Throughout, there is a bold sexiness that goes beyond sex, that borders on camp, fey or funny... Marvellous odes... Beautiful." -- Kate Kellaway * Guardian Weekly *
"[It is] interspersed with acts of breathtaking linguistic daring." -- Charlotte Mendelson * Observer, Book of the Year *
"Her new collection, Odes, is an exquisite follow up [to Stag's Leap.]" * Daily Telegraph *