My Story as Told by Water

My Story as Told by Water

Confessions, Druidic Rants, Reflections, Bird-watchings, Fish-stalkings, Visions, Songs and Prayers Refracting Light, From Living Rivers, in the Age of the Industrial Dark

Book - 2001 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
In a series of contemplative and lyrical essays, the environmental activist offers a loving tribute to the landscape, plants, and animals of his native Montana. 15,000 first printing.

Book News
Duncan, an award-winning author, blends his contemplative and activist voices to explore the rivers that touch his life and to defend the sacred cultures and fauna that living waters sustain. He dissects destructive environmental and industrial policies, looking at bankrupted fishing towns and the fight to save wild salmon, and ponders wading as pilgrimage, industrial creeks as blues tunes, and rivers as prayer wheels. Duncan is the author of two novels, a joint memoir, and a collection of stories. Both novels won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

University of California Press
In this remarkable collection of essays, David James Duncan, award-winning author of The River Why, braids his contemplative, activist, and rhapsodic voices together into a potently distinctive whole, speaking with power and urgency about the vital connections between our water-filled bodies and this water-covered planet.
The twenty-two essays in this collection swirl and eddy around the author's early-forged bond with the rivers of the Pacific Northwest and their endangered native salmon. With a bracing blend of story, logic, science, and humor, Duncan relates mystical, life-changing fishing adventures; draws incisive portraits of the humans and wild creatures who shaped his destiny; attacks the corporate greed and political folly that have brought whole ecosystems to ruin; and meditates on the spiritual and practical necessity of acknowledging our dependence on water in its primal state.

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Offers a loving tribute to the landscape, plants, and animals of his native Montana.

Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, c2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781578050499
Characteristics: 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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