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A Snow Goose

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This is the first full-length collection of short stories by travel writer and master of mountain literature Jim Perrin. Mystery, romanticism and tragedy abound in these four fictional tales, beginning with the title story, which reimagines the fated Franklin Expedition to the Arctic in 1845 as an eco-fable for our times.

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Paperback, 228 pages
Published October 29th 2013 by Cinnamon Press (first published October 9th 2013)
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Brian John
Dec 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Jim Perrin writes beautiful prose when he is describing rugged unspoilt landscape -- but I'm not sure that he is a natural short story writer. The first story in this collection of "utopian fictions" is very nicely done -- a recreation of what happened to some of the members of the ill-fated Franklin expedition in Arctic Canada. There are some lovely evocative moments in the story and a striking ending. But the other tales are disappointing -- they tend to ramble, and could have done with much t ...more
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Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
A diverse and colorful collection of short stories by award-winning travel writer and veteran rock climber, Jim Perrin. These five stories range in setting from the Himalayas to the Polar North to his beloved Wales. Interwoven throughout this nonconventional collection is his love of the land and poetic sense of place. "The Burning", contains strong mythological elements of the ancient Wales of his ancestors. I love that he likens the land to a musical composition. His notes on the stories at th ...more
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Jim Perrin is an English rock climber and travel writer.
Perrin has lived in Wales since the age of 17. Before turning to writing, he worked in Cwm Pennant as a shepherd. As a writer, he has made regular contributions to a number of newspapers and climbing magazines. As a climber, he has developed new routes, as well as making solo ascents of a number of established routes.

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