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Surfacing

Author: Kathleen Jamie
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A new collection of essays exploring the nature of time and place in a shrinking world, from the award-winning author of Sightlines"--
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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jamie, Kathleen,
Surfacing
New York : Penguin Books, 2019.
(DLC) 2019025261
Named Person: Kathleen Jamie; Kathleen Jamie; Kathleen Jamie; Kathleen Jamie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Jamie
ISBN: 9780143134459 0143134450
OCLC Number: 1083708156
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by Sort Of Books 2019" -- Verso title page.
Description: 247 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Reindeer Cave --
A Reflection --
In Quinhagak --
The Eagle --
Links of Noltland --
The Inevitable Pagoda --
Surfacing --
From the Window --
A Tibetan Dog --
The Wind Horse --
Elders --
Voice of the Wood.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Kathleen Jamie.

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"A new collection of essays exploring the nature of time and place in a shrinking world, from the award-winning author of Sightlines"--

"In this remarkable collection, part travelogue, part cultural and personal history, poet and author Kathleen Jamie touches points on a timeline spanning millennia, and considers what surfaces and what reconnects us to our past. From the thawing tundra linking a Yup'ik village in Alaska to its hunter-gatherer past to the shifting sand dunes revealing the impressively preserved homes of neolithic farmers in Scotland, Jamie explores how the changing natural world can alter our sense of time. Most movingly, she considers, as her father dies and her children leave home, the surfacing of an older, less tethered sense of herself. In precise, luminous prose, Surfacing offers a profound sense of time passing and an antidote to all that is instant, ephemeral, unrooted" --

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