Moss: Stories from the Edge of Nature by Marc Peter Keane

By Marc Peter Keane

Overturning our seize of what's civil and what's wild, Marc Peter Keane’s choice of 9 brief tales revels within the illusory house among tradition and nature. A backyard clothier via alternate, Keane forays into fiction with the knowledge and sure-footedness of somebody all too accustomed to manipulating the bounds of the traditional world.

In “A peaceful Kingdom,” the tranquil lives of a picture-postcard American kinfolk are bewildered by means of discoveries of untamable nature. a woman made mute via the violence of her adolescence reveals solace within the orderly residence and pruned gardens of her uncle’s state manor in “Gardens of the Soul.” And within the name tale, “Moss,” an overworked worker in a wide Tokyo company pines for the go back of the wild to his urban, whereas attempting desperately to determine the traditional from the substitute in his surroundings.

From 18th century English nation-state to modern Tokyo, from a lined wagon crossing the yank barren region to a high-tech deepest yacht crossing the Pacific, Keane’s stories supply, in eye-catching prose, concepts on easy methods to comprehend our position as people within the wild world.

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