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Euclid's Orchard and Other Essays

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In her new collection of essays Kishkan unravels an intricately patterned algorithm of cross-species madrigal, horticulture and love. Opening with ‘Herakleitos on the Yalakom,’ a turbulent homage to her father, and ending in ‘Euclid’s Orchard,’ amidst bees and coyotes, her touchstones of natural history and family mythology are re-aligned and mortared with metaphysics and ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 1st 2017 by Mother Tongue
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Sarah Boon
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
I had high hopes for this book, as I like Theresa and have enjoyed her blog.
However, I had a hard time finding a way into these essays. They seemed so personal, so specific to her family, that there wasn't a lot of universal content that would appeal to the non-familial reader.
I tried a few essays and each time felt like the writing was lovely, but I just couldn't connect with the content.
I was quite disappointed.
Kerry Clare
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Euclid’s Orchard is a collection of fascinations and astonishments, of the world as it is and was and is ever becoming."

In the years since I started reading her work, Kishkan has published two novellas, and now a new essay collection, Euclid’s Orchard, which I read avidly over a couple of days last week. It’s a book I’d been looking forward to for a long time and whose genesis I knew a lot about and had kind of born witness to as an avid reader of Theresa Kishkan’s blog. Which is al
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