Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Author Annie Dillard
ISBN-10 0062564668
ISBN-13 9780062564665
Year 2016-10-11
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Harper Perennial
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The Pulitzer Prize winning novel about the remarkable year one woman spent in Virginias Roanoke Valleynow available in a limited Olive Edition A remarkable psalm of terror and celebration TimePilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia s Roanoke Valley Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see What she sees are astonishing incidents of beauty tangled in a rapture with violence Her personal narrative highlights one year s exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs In the summer Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics in the fall she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou She tries to con a coot she collects pond water and examines it under a microscope She unties a snake skin witnesses a flood and plays King of the Meadow with a field of grasshoppers The result is an exhilarating tale of nature and its seasons

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