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The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 2015TELEGRAPH BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2015Katharine Norbury was abandoned as a baby in a Liverpool convent. Raised by loving adoptive parents, she grew into a wanderer, drawn by the beauty of the British countryside. One summer, following the miscarriage of a much-longed-for child, Katharine and her nine-year-old daughter Evie decide to follow a river from the sea to its source. But a chance circumstance forces Katharine to the door of the woman who gave her up all those years ago. Combining travelogue, memoir, exquisite nature writing, fragments of poetry and tales from Celtic mythology, The Fish Ladder is a captivating and life-affirming story about motherhood, marriage, family, and self-discovery, illuminated by the extraordinary majesty of the natural world.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781408859261
ISBN-10: 1408859262
Pagini: 304
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 22 mm
Greutate: 0.25 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Caracteristici

Katharine Norbury's journey is also a captivating and moving story of self-discovery - exploring adoption, miscarriage and breast cancer - which will appeal to the many fans of Cheryl Strayed's Wild

Notă biografică

Katharine Norbury trained as a film editor with the BBC and has worked extensively in film and television drama. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA programme at UEA. The Fish Ladder is her first book. It was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and was a Telegraph Best Book of the Year 2015. Katharine was chosen as the Observer's Rising Star in non-fiction for 2015. She lives in London with her family.@kjnorbury

Recenzii

Beautiful and brave ... A modern Greek myth
What a delight! The Fish Ladder is a luminous sort of book, beautifully written, darting here and there like a kingfisher over a stream. A beautiful, strange, intoxicating and utterly unique story
The Fish Ladder is truly compelling. Its diverse mix of nature, travel and personal history combines to produce a moving journal of one woman's endeavours to walk from dark into light. Warm and touching, its impact lies in its simplicity and emotional power
This is an unusual memoir leading from the grief of a death to the shocking discovery of a birth. The fluid narrative, with its tributaries and false trails, its reflections of dream-like memories and focus on indiscernible destinations, seems to follow the rivers along which Katharine Norbury loves to travel. She has written a magical and most original first book
The Fish Ladder is a beautiful book. An exquisite example of 'new nature writing'. The scattered fragments of pain and loss and loveliness are bound together into a coherent whole. A generous, moving book and extraordinarily well written too
Skilfully crafted memoir . A deeply human story that is by turns dramatic, moving and beautifully written. It's a book about both nature and personal tragedy, but it's also about the way the green and healing world around us restores the grieving soul . Norbury is an immensely assured writer, and it is astonishing to reflect that this is her first book *****
**** Part of the book's charm, and its eventual magic, comes from watching a writer find her voice, and from following a seemingly directionless search as it discovers focus, coalescence, and, eventually, wonder . The ending is reached through twists of emotion that made me cry. The memoirist's challenge, as I was once told while struggling with one, is simple: "Give a true account of yourself". The Fish Ladder accomplishes this brilliantly
There is much to learn from The Fish Ladder about how the memoir can tell a story as well as be a meditation; how language can be both profound and sensuous. It's an unsentimental but extraordinary exploration of how we use narrative to understand our place in the world
Deeply affecting, atmospheric and sensuous, The Fish Ladder is a beautifully written meditation of what it is to be alone, of yearning for connection and of the consolations of nature
A beguiling amalgam of personal anecdote, travelogue and family history . Norbury attains a wonder-struck prose poetry
An examination of the consoling effect of the natural world on human grief and torment . The connection between water and life ... is for Norbury a visceral ... thing. As I turned the pages of her book, I couldn't help but think of The Tempest, and of Ariel's song: Full fathom five thy father lies
In places, Norbury's writing achieves a lovely unobtrusive merging of emotion and description, so that the landscape reveals her feelings and in doing so shares her burden
In tender, yearning prose, she beautifully describes her surroundings and ponders the way they replenish her sore heart and restore her sense of belonging
The keenness of Norbury's vision is a delight . Her prose is imbued with a quiet but infectious vitality . Despite its emotionally charged themes, there is nothing sentimental about Norbury's account: her dramatic journey is shaped by grief, illness and mental breakdown, and she writes unflinchingly and with great power about each. The result is as gripping as any fictional family saga, and few readers will fail to be moved to tears
This may be another H is for Hawk, a book with a very personal narrative, beautiful writing and nature at its heart - this time with fish and a river
Candid, subjective, and rooted in the body... its exploration of motherhood - particularly Norbury's relationship with Evie, and with the mother who brought her up - is achingly poignant