Dear Cloud: Letters Home from a Long Distance Traveler by Marc Peter Keane

By Marc Peter Keane

Marc Peter Keane, in his outstanding set of meditative explorations, expensive Cloud, asks what if we had the power to behave on our internal urge to event lifestyles as someone else, not only hypothetically, yet to truly reside their lives — to be that lonely guy whose probability assembly within the high-desert alterations his lifestyles endlessly, or the new-born babe surprised at its nonetheless unfathomed international? and never simply people, yet to in detail event the original viewpoints of different kinds of existence on the earth — an old cedar struck via light-ning, a cheetah out for blood. And going even extra, to delve into the spirit of position and occupy the inanimate — a tide pool, the replicate floor of a pond.

Mixing a loyal naturalist’s awe with what turns out virtually shamanic perception, professional with encouraged and delightfully wry big-picture matter-of-factness, expensive Cloud contains fascinat-ingly specific observations and unforeseen realizations concerning the global we are living in. those options take the shape of let-ters despatched domestic through a shape-changing protagonist who slips seamlessly among quite a few identities, experiencing either the profound actual solitariness of each life, and satirically, their absolute interconnectedness.

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