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Death of a Hornet and Other Cape Cod Essays - David Finch

Death of a Hornet and Other Cape Cod Essays

Paperback Published: 23rd March 2001
ISBN: 9781582431383
Number Of Pages: 288

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Spanning more than 20 years, these essays record changes not only in the natural environment of Cape Cod but in the writer's own life. Death of a Hornet is one man's elegant rendering of Cape Cod, a sandy, scrub-oaked, tough, and vulnerable spit of land reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean. These stories are "natural adventures" that Finch's previous readers have come to expect, as well as longer meditations on the future of the Cape's fragile environment, on living in one place for a long time, and on the limitations of human sympathy.

Death of a Hornetp. 3
A Winter Burialp. 8
Words and Musicp. 12
Shadow on the Pondp. 16
Phoebe Journalp. 21
The Kindest Cutp. 33
Bird's Eye Viewp. 36
Watery Lovep. 41
Dressing a Swanp. 45
A Missionary Among Moonjelliesp. 50
A Lower-case Walkp. 55
September Songp. 61
A Marginal Speciesp. 66
Dark Visions in a Fieldp. 75
Leaffallp. 79
Saving the Whalesp. 84
Brave New Worldp. 93
The Times of Their Livesp. 97
A Visigoth in the Studyp. 102
Big Bone Lickp. 106
Snowplowp. 111
The Once and Future Capep. 117
A Town Ghostp. 126
Barren Groundp. 137
A Night on the Slopesp. 142
Seeing the Lightp. 146
Outer Beach Endgamep. 151
On the Killing Fieldsp. 155
Mind in the Skyp. 166
Trickle-down Ecologyp. 170
Fishing on the Commonp. 177
Dancing with Lightsp. 181
Long Nookp. 186
War Storyp. 190
An Eclipsep. 196
Off Hoursp. 200
Blackberrying in Africap. 205
A Day of Roadsp. 211
Ghost Music on the Dunesp. 225
A Terrible Beautyp. 230
Special Deliveryp. 236
"This Living Hand ..."p. 241
Nothing But Netp. 248
Sometimes I Live in Townp. 256
Acknowledgmentsp. 269
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ISBN: 9781582431383
ISBN-10: 1582431388
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 23rd March 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.93 x 14.02  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition