What Water Holds

What Water Holds

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Author/Contributor(s): Aadsen, Tele
Publisher: Empty Bowl Press
Date: 05/30/2023
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

Tele Aadsen's WHAT WATER HOLDS speaks to anyone who has fallen under the spell of the sea.

Tele Aadsen met the sea as a child when her parents traded jobs as veterinarians for a migratory life shared with sea birds, salmon, and fishermen. In the mist of the Tongass rainforest, Tele learned to explore life within endless shades of gray, coming to know firsthand how fine the line between life and death and the precarious balance of sea, land, and sky. She's spent the four decades since trolling for salmon off Southeast Alaska. In WHAT WATER HOLDS, a series of lyrical essays first shared at Oregon's FisherPoets Gathering, Tele examines questions of equity, identity, community, the changing climate, and sustainability with loving, detailed attention, revealing the complexities within their many shades of gray. Weaving stories of what lies beneath the surface and the possibilities beyond, WHAT WATER HOLDS speaks to anyone who has fallen under the spell of the sea, struggled to find their own uncharted path, and wrestled with big philosophical questions--in short, anyone seeking to live a full, deeply considered life.

Literary Nonfiction. Essay. Nature. Family & Relationships. Women's Studies.