This Wide Terraqueous World (Paperback)
Haunting essays from acclaimed author Laird Hunt balance intimate remembrance with an examination of the writing life.
In this new collection of nonfiction from the celebrated author of Zorrie, Laird Hunt uses fiction as an inspiration, a tool, even an obsession, employing its methods to get to the heart of experience. The "sizzling" work of Jane Bowles colors his wanderings through Palermo, while a London museum trip provokes a consideration of taxidermy's storytelling potential and fairytales blend with echoes of W. G. Sebald, Willa Cather, and L szl Krasznahorkai. From intrigue at the United Nations to a broken-down car in Nebraska, from the history of denim to the dangerous games of childhood, This Wide Terraqueous World leads readers down the winding paths of memory as Hunt examines his subjects in razor-sharp prose both eerily spare and richly evocative.