SOUND OF A WILD SNAIL EATING Elisabeth Tova Bailey
While an illness keeps her bedridden, Elisabeth Bailey keeps watch over a wild snail living in a box by her bed. Observing the snail's rhythm of life, she comes to a greater understanding of her own confined place in the world and her vigil gives her the will to recover. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating is an affirmation of the healing power of nature, a study in patience to calm our hectic daily lives. A remarkable journey of resilience, beautifully written, it shows how awareness of the natural world can still our pace, illuminate our existence and deepen our appreciation of what it is to be fully alive. Profound and thoughtful.
200pp, 132mm x 180mm, hardback, 2010