The Snow Geese: Picador Classic

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Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Hawthornden Prize

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With an introduction by Robert Macfarlane

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Hawthornden Prize.

I had attached myself to the birds. I couldn’t move on until the birds moved on, and the birds couldn’t move on without the spring.

One winter, after an enforced period of recuperation, William Fiennes finds himself restless and yearning for adventure. He travels to Texas, where he begins a quest to trace the million-strong flocks of snow geese making their spring flight thousands of miles north to the Arctic tundra. On his epic journey he meets people from every walk of life, from ex-nuns to train fanatics, and their stories resound with the longing to arrive at the right place in the world.

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Hawthornden Prize, The Snow Geese is a poignant and lyrical paean to the richness and wonder of the world around us. A unique blend of autobiography, travel and nature writing, this is a classic tale of belonging and the inescapable lure of home.

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Weight0.188 kg
Dimensions19.6 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xiii, 251

Language

English

Edition

Main Market Ed.

Dewey

910.4 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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