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The Peregrine (New York Review Books Classics)

Baker, J. A.

ISBN 10: 1590171330 / ISBN 13: 9781590171332
Published by NYRB Classics, 2004
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Title: The Peregrine (New York Review Books ...

Publisher: NYRB Classics

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:New

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From fall to spring, J.A. Baker set out to track the daily comings and goings of a pair of peregrine falcons across the flat fen lands of eastern England. He followed the birds obsessively, observing them in the air and on the ground, in pursuit of their prey, making a kill, eating, and at rest, activities he describes with an extraordinary fusion of precision and poetry. And as he continued his mysterious private quest, his sense of human self slowly dissolved, to be replaced with the alien and implacable consciousness of a hawk.

It is this extraordinary metamorphosis, magical and terrifying, that these beautifully written pages record.

About the Author:

J. A. Baker is also the author of The Hill of Summer. He was a native of Essex, England.

Robert Macfarlane’s Mountains of the Mind (2003), about wilderness and the Western imagination, won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Guardian First Book Award, among other prizes.

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