A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga: Stories

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 3 Apr 2002 - 192 halaman
Bringing a unique perspective and a singular voice to contemporary fiction, A TORTOISE FOR THE QUEEN OF TONGA features lush, poignant stories about the natural world. Here are mammals, historical figures, everyday people who discover the liberating properties of memory and knowledge in the face of captivity and loneliness. We meet a forlorn tortoise forced to live among humans. We witness orcas at Ocean World staging a revolt, using celibacy as their weapon. In a French cave, a young computer animator draws parallels between Cro-Magnon and modern women. One story even travels to heaven, where Charles Darwin seeks the source of human happiness.
Whitty joins her authority about wildlife and her rich imagination to spectacular effect. Drawing on twenty years' experience with making nature documentaries, she takes readers inside the minds of animals and people struggling to overcome their limitations. In a voice as magical as it is informed, A TORTOISE FOR THE QUEEN OF TONGA bridges the mythical and the mundane, the animal and the human. Julia Whitty is a brilliant new storyteller in American short fiction.

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From a prolific writer and producer of documentaries (including Nature) for PBS: a collection that's varyingly deft and has many subjects—including nature and animals.Whitty's "science" stories are ... Baca ulasan lengkap

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With inexorable momentum, like the motion of the sea, accomplished documentary filmmaker Whitty impels the stories in her first collection through historic eras and the present time, illuminating the ... Baca ulasan lengkap

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A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga
Lucifers Alligator
The Story of the Deep Dark
Jimmy Under Water
The Daguerreotype
Falling Umbrella
Darwin in Heaven
Stealing from the Dead
Sentis Last Elephant
The Dreams of Dogs
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JULIA WHITTY's first book on oceans, The Fragile Edge, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal Award, the PEN USA Award, and the Kiriyama Prize. Her cover articles have appeared in Harper's Magazine and Mother Jones, where she is an environmental correspondent. She blogs at the Blue Marble and Deep Blue Home.

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