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Vesper Flights

Macdonald, Helen. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780735235519
  • Physical Description: electronic resource
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    1 online resource
    288 p.
  • Publisher: [S.l.] : Penguin Canada, 2020.

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General Note: Electronic book.
Summary, etc.: -- H is for Hawk Our world is a fascinating place, teeming not only with natural wonders that defy description, but complex interactions that create layers of meaning. Helen Macdonald is gifted with a special lens that seems to peer right through it all, and she shares her insights--at times startling, nostalgic, weighty, or simply entertaining--in this masterful collection of essays. From reflections on science fiction to the true story of an Iranian refugee's flight to the UK, Macdonald has a truly omnivorous taste when it comes to observations of both the banal and sublime. Peppered throughout are reminisces of her own life, from her strange childhood in an estate owned by the Theosophical Society to watching total eclipses of the sun, visits to Uzbek solar power plants, eccentric English country shows, and desert hunting camps in the Gulf States. These essays move from personal experiences into wider meditations about love and loss and how we build the world around us. Whether more journalistic in tone, or literary--even formally experimental--each piece is generous, lyrical, and speaks to one another. Macdonald creates a strong thematic undertow that quietly takes the reader along piece to piece and sets them down, finally, at a place they've never been before.
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Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] Penguin Canada 2020 Available via World Wide Web.
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Format: Adobe EPUB3
Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 3.3 MB)
Subject: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY|Personal Memoirs|
NATURE|Animals|Birds|
NATURE|Regional|
Genre: Electronic books.

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