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Surfacing
 

Surfacing (Paperback, Main)

By Jamie, Kathleen

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Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize, 2019 Under the ravishing light of an Alaskan sky, objects are spilling from the thawing tundra linking a Yup'ik village to its hunter-gatherer past. In the shifting sand dunes of a Scottish shoreline, impressively preserved hearths and home...s of Neolithic farmers are uncovered. In a grandmother's disordered mind, memories surface of a long-ago mining accident and a 'mither who was kind'. For this luminous new essay collection, acclaimed author Kathleen Jamie visits archaeological sites and mines her own memories - of her grandparents, of youthful travels - to explore what surfaces and what reconnects us to our past. As always she looks to the natural world for her markers and guides. Most movingly, she considers, as her father dies, and her children leave home, the surfacing of an older, less tethered sense of herself. Surfacing offers a profound sense of time passing and an antidote to all that is instant, ephemeral, unrooted.
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ISBN 9781908745828
Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781908745828
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Sort of Books
Released 1 Sep 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition Main
Author(s) By Jamie, Kathleen
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Archaeology
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 824.92
Weight 274g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade

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