Summary

Struggling to cope with urban life - and with life in general - Frankie, a 20-something artist, retreats to the rural bungalow on 'turbine hill' that has been vacant since her grandmother's death three years earlier. It is in this space, surrounded by nature, that she hopes to regain her footing in art and life. She spends her days pretending to read, half listening to the radio, failing to muster the energy needed to leave the safety of her haven. Her family come and go until they don't, and she is left alone to contemplate the path that led her here and the smell of the carpet that started it all.
Finding little comfort in human interaction, Frankie turns her camera lens on the natural world and its reassuring cycle of life and death. What emerges is a profound meditation on the interconnectedness of wilderness, art and individual experience and a powerful exploration of human frailty.
©2017 Sara Baume (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By MZT on 27-03-18

Haunting and magically read

This isn’t so much a story as an exploration- but a gripping one at that. So sad when it ended and I can’t hear Heather O’Neill’s lilting, gentle voice any more.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Earnest on 02-03-18

Indelibly beautiful

Life knowing lyricism is rare in prose. The author gently urges the listener to be alongside this musical, young, old,sad, knowing reflection on life.
The natural world, the inner world and the cross referenced artworks are so wonderfully combined that one’s heart strings chime in unison.
It is rare to be a witness to such an elegant, non narcissistic self examination.
Not for the faint hearted.

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