The Mara Crossing

Ruth Padel

The Mara Crossing

In ninety richly varied poems and illuminating prose interludes, Ruth Padel's original new book weaves science, myth, wild nature and human history to conjure a world created and sustained by migration. 4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
The Mara Crossing

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Classification Fiction
Genre Poetry
Format Hardcover
Pages 272
RRP £12.99
Date of Publication January 2012
ISBN 978-0701185558
Publisher Chatto & Windus
 

In ninety richly varied poems and illuminating prose interludes, Ruth Padel's original new book weaves science, myth, wild nature and human history to conjure a world created and sustained by migration.

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Reviews

The Independent

Stevie Davies

A prodigy, a book of wonders: it is Montaigne's and Darwin's 21st-century child.

09/03/2012

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The Independent on Sunday

Lesley McDowell

The question of migration, and all its implications, pulls us gently through this thoughtful and often really quite magical mix of prose and poetry, in which Ruth Padel focuses on the instinct to move.

22/01/2012

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The Observer

Miriam Gamble

Bifurcation – between poetry and prose, human and animal, privilege and under-privilege, and, crucially, art and science – is at the heart of the collection and powers its explorations of journeying. This is a book of raw interfaces and unnerving encounters, not comfortable oppositions of black and white.

17/02/2012

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