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THE SNOW GEESE BOOK
2002, WILLIAM FIENNES
EVERY SPRING, MILLIONS OF SNOW GEESE embark on an arduous three-thousand-mile homeward journey from their winter quaiters irithe southern United States to , , their br~eding grounds in the Canadian Arctic. , One ,¥ear, William Fiennes decided to go with dIem. Intrigued by what he'd read about the birds' extraordinary annual journey, Fiennes was also desperate to emerge from a period of illness, and to escape the belief that, at age 26, his life had ground to a halt. The story of his voyage turns out to be about very much more than geese. A blend of autobiography and reportage, its subject is also homecoming: the birds on their long journeys home, the romance of homecom- ings, the strange gravity that home exerts on us all. The arc of Fiennes's remarkable adventure forms a backbone for meditations on philosophy and natural science, and for this graceful memoir of both physical and emotional travel. The Snow Geese thrums with ideas, with stories and anecdotes, with humankind and birds, with the funny and observant insights of an assured and wonderfully original writer. The joy of being alive, of being on the move and-above all-of returning home, is poignantly captured in this intelligent, exuberant book, a debut of great deli~acy and distinction.
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