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Sixty degrees north, around the world in search of home, Malachy Tallack

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Sixty degrees north, around the world in search of home, Malachy Tallack
Language
eng
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contains biographical information
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index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Sixty degrees north
Oclc number
959875926
Responsibility statement
Malachy Tallack
Sub title
around the world in search of home
Summary
From the northern wilds of Greenland and Scotland to the far away reaches of Scandinavia and Siberia, a moving meditation on the allure of travel and the meaning of home. The sixtieth parallel marks a borderland between the northern and southern worlds. Wrapping itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden, and Norway, it crosses the tip of Greenland and the southern coast of Alaska, and slices the great expanses of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, where Malachy Tallack has spent most of his life. In Sixty Degrees North, Tallack travels westward, exploring the landscapes of the parallel and the ways that people have interacted with those landscapes, highlighting themes of wildness and community, isolation and engagement, exile and memory. An intimate journey of the heart and mind, Sixty Degrees North begins with the author's loss of his father and his own troubled relationship with Shetland, and concludes with an embrace of the place he calls home
Table Of Contents
Homegoing -- Shetland -- Greenland -- Canada -- Alaska -- Siberia -- St Petersburg -- Finland and ڼAland -- Sweden and Norway -- Homecoming
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60 degrees north
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