The Faraway Nearby

The Faraway Nearby

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From the author of Men Explain Things to Me, a personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy – a fitting companion to Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost


A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

In this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking… (more)

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Solnit’s personal “story of sorts” brings together episodes from a difficult year in her life, one that included a breakup, a brush with her own mortality, and her mother’s descent into Alzheimer’s.

Empathy seems to compose The Faraway Nearby’s central cause, the burning plea that keeps alight its candle in the darkness.

The experiences Solnit shares — her mother's Alzheimer's, her own breast cancer scare — are important less in their own right than as part of a tapestry composed out of everything she's ever thought or read.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Penguin (June 13, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 568 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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