Two Trees Make a Forest

ISBN: 9780349011042 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: Jessica J. Lee Editură: Little, Brown Book Group Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 256 Stoc: La comandă

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Both clear-eyed and tender hearted, Two Trees Make a Forest is a profound and gorgeously written meditation on the natural and familial environments that shape us. Jessica J Lee is a poetic talent keenly attentive to the mysterious and sublime - Robert Macfarlane

I have learned many words for 'island': isle, atoll, eyot, islet, or skerry. They exist in archipelagos or alone, and always, by definition, I have understood them by their relation to water. But the Chinese word for island knows nothing of water. For a civilisation grown inland from the sea, the vastness of mountains was a better analogue: (dao, 'island') built from the relationship between earth and sky.

Between tectonic plates and conflicting cultures, Taiwan is an island of extremes: high mountains, exposed flatlands, thick forests. After unearthing a hidden memoir of her grandfather's life, written on the cusp of his total memory loss, Jessica J Lee hunts his story, in parallel with exploring Taiwan, hoping to understand the quakes that brought her family from China, to Taiwan and Canada, and the ways in which our human stories are interlaced with geographical forces. Part-nature writing, part-biography, Two Trees Make a Forest traces the natural and human stories that shaped an island and a family.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Jessica J. Lee
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
Little, Brown Book Group
Inaltime
19.8
Latime
12.6
Grosime
2.2
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
256
Subtitlu
On Memory, Migration and Taiwan
Bic
1FPCW, WTL
Greutate
200
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