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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Disturbance
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'Disturbance is a book-length poem by Ivy Alvarez that chronicles a brutal murder case, based on fact, of a multiple-homicide, where an entire family was gunned down by the husband/father. The book features poems in a kaleidoscope of voices from all the characters involved. We first meet the family itself and witness how the father's controlling attitude gradually escalates into violence. Then we get the aftermath: the authorities, police and neighbours, who all might have helped to prevent this tragedy. This is a very dark book, but a courageous one, ultimately about evil and its presence in our everyday lives. The fact that this family was relatively well-to-do, seemingly prosperous and well-connected, adds another layer of intrigue and mystery. Some graphic violence, but emphasis on character and motivation.' (Publication summary)

Adaptations

Disturbance Rachel Walzer , Mark Ferris (composer), 2019 single work musical theatre

A musical theatre adaptation of Ivy Alvarez's verse novel on domestic violence.

Notes

  • A novel in verse

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Seren ,
      2013 .
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      Extent: 87p.
      ISBN: 9781781720875

Works about this Work

Angela Stretch Reviews Disturbance by Ivy Alvarez Angela Stretch , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , April no. 17 2015;

— Review of Disturbance Ivy Alvarez , 2013 single work novel
Andy Jackson Reviews Ivy Alvarez and Janet Galbraith Andy Jackson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , November no. 48.0 2014;

— Review of Disturbance Ivy Alvarez , 2013 single work novel ; Re-Membering Janet Galbraith , 2013 selected work poetry
Andy Jackson Reviews Ivy Alvarez and Janet Galbraith Andy Jackson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , November no. 48.0 2014;

— Review of Disturbance Ivy Alvarez , 2013 single work novel ; Re-Membering Janet Galbraith , 2013 selected work poetry
Angela Stretch Reviews Disturbance by Ivy Alvarez Angela Stretch , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , April no. 17 2015;

— Review of Disturbance Ivy Alvarez , 2013 single work novel
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