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By Priscilla Long,John Griswold

The questions that force Priscilla Long’s Fire and Stone are the questions requested by way of the painter Paul Gauguin within the name of his 1897 portray: Where will we Come From? What Are We? the place Are We Going? These questions glance past daily trivia to contemplate the essence of our origins.

Using her personal tale as a touchstone, lengthy explores our human roots and the way they form who we're at the present time. Her own historical past encompasses early life as an analogous dual on a dairy farm at the jap Shore of Maryland; the turmoil, social swap, and track of the Nineteen Sixties; the suicide of a sister; and a existence in paintings within the Pacific Northwest. right here, memoir extends the threads of the writer’s person and extremely own existence to technology, to historical past, and to ancestors, either literary and genetic, again to the Neanderthals.

Long makes use of profoundly poetic own essays to attract greater connections and to invite compelling questions on identification. Framed via 4 targeted sections, Fire and Stone transcends style and evolves right into a sweeping elegy on what it ability to be human.

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