Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island

Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island ᥑ Format Kindle Download ᘀ Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island ᦀ By Earl Swift ᦝ Earl Swift has long shown a talent for locating the big and poignant stories that lay hidden in plain sight within the day to day lives of unsung Americans With Chesapeake Requiem, his gift is on fine display.Here is a big story about a small place, a canary in the coalmine tale thats sad and beautiful, haunting and true HAMPTON SIDES, New York Times bestselling author of In the Kingdom of Ice Deeply moving Gorgeous A truly remarkable book BETH MACY, New York Times bestselling author of Dopesick and Truevine Immersive, sensitive, and clear eyed Swift captures the grain of the place, all its nicks and whorls A mournfulness accumulates as we settle in to this beautifully peculiar pixel of America, knowing as we do that beneath those tidal rhythms ticks a very grim clock Garden Gun Earl Swift is as much a master of crafting words on the page as capturing the instructive voices on this shrinking Chesapeake island He has written not a farewell but a commencement, not an insular but a universal story, one we all should know, of challenge, forbearance, and possibilities JACK E DAVIS, author of The Gulf The Making of an American Sea, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in History This is a powerful book Fascinating people, clinging loyally to a fascinating and lovely place, even as the waters riseEarl Swifts Chesapeake Requiemis a tale of our time, movingly told Perhaps it will inspire some of us living safe on higher ground to action on behalf of those at risk BILL MCKIBBEN, author of The End of Nature A graceful melding of history, nature writing, and perceptive cultural commentary An affectionate portrait sharply drawn and empathetic Kirkus Reviews Wonderful, poetic, stirring writing This lovely book is an elegy to a disappearing way of life CALLUM ROBERTS, marine conservation biologist, University of York, and author of The Ocean of Life The Fate of Man and the Sea Chesapeake Requiem immerses us in an amazing American place A humane and difficult and supremely reported book CHRISTOPHER COKINOS, director of creative writing, University of Arizona, and author of Hope is the Thing with Feathers A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds Swifts book reads as an ode to a people who are disappearing, capturing the ins and out of their everyday lives the ways they work, speak, fight, make jokes, and vote Taken together, Swifts descriptions suggest that Tangier might be one of the most interestingif strangestplaces in the country Earther Chesapeake Requiem is a riveting documentary It also has the deep currents and satisfactions of a magnificent novel JOHN CASEY, National Book Award winning author of SpartinaA brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a two hundred year old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction BEAUTIFUL, HAUNTING AND TRUE Hampton Sides POWERFUL A tale of our time, movingly told Bill McKibben GORGEOUS A truly remarkable book Beth Macy WONDERFUL, POETIC, STIRRING An elegy to a disappearing way of life Callum Roberts IMMERSIVE Swift captures the grain of the place Garden Gun AN IMPORTANT BOOK Library JournalTangier Island, Virginia, is a community unique on the American landscape Mapped by John Smith in 1608, settled during the American Revolution, the tiny sliver of mud is home to 470 hardy people who live an isolated and challenging existence, with one foot in the 21st century and another in times long passed They are separated from their countrymen by the nations largest estuary, and a twelve mile boat trip across often tempestuous waterthe same water that for generations has made Tangiers fleet of small fishing boats a chief source for the rightly prized Chesapeake Bay blue crab, and has lent the island its claim to fame as the softshell crab capital of the world.Yet for all of its long history, and despite its tenacity, Tangier is disappearing The very water that has long sustained it is erasing the island day by day, wave by wave It has lost two thirds of its land since 1850, and still its shoreline retreats by fifteen feet a yearmeaning this storied place will likely succumb first among U.S towns to the effects of climate change Experts reckon that, barring heroic intervention by the federal government, islanders could be forced to abandon their home within twenty five years Meanwhile, the graves of their forebears are being sprung open by encroaching tides, and the conservative and deeply religious Tangiermen ponder the end times Chesapeake Requiem is an intimate look at the islands past, present and tenuous future, by an acclaimed journalist who spent much of the past two years living among Tangiers people, crabbing and oystering with its watermen, and observing its long traditions and odd ways What emerges is the poignant tale of a world that has, quite nearly, gone byand a leading edge report on the coming fate of countless coastal communities. Chesapeake Requiem A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Chesapeake is an intimate look at island s past, present and tenuous future, by acclaimed journalist who spent much past two years living among Tangier people, crabbing Earl Swift Hardcover Island oystering its watermen, observing long traditions odd ways Goodreads Chronicles Life On An Endangered Aug , Island, in Bay, has been home to a small, self reliant community watermen for Author will read from his latest work discuss history of, contemporary stories from, hundred year old middle Bay as it faces extinction Book sales signing follow Conservative deeply religious Tangiermen ponder end times takes present, sounds warning on coming fate countless coastal communities READ BOOK CHESAPEAKE REQUIEM YEAR WITH THE Apr Requiem, New York Del Rey Books, Summary account nearly island, tight knit organized around harvesting blue crabs, likelihood that may disappear within next century Review BookPage In recounts experiences year, tracing history, getting firsthand environmental impact discovering what makes islanders tick just square miles, area northernmost tip already largely disappearedearlswift master crafting words page capturing instructive voices this shrinking He written not farewell but commencement, insular universal story, one we all should know, challenge, forbearance, possibilities earlswift BIO began writing teens since, Virginia based penned seven books hundreds major features newspapers magazines, earned reputation fast moving narrative scrupulous reporting Earl Outside Online magazines His editors have nominated National Award EarlSwift Twitter The Tweets Journalist residential fellow Humanities UVa Charlottesville, Big Roads Fulbright fellow, PEN finalist six time Pulitzer Prize nominee, Questions For Swift, Of Auto Biography NPR May Questions It winding road Chevy station wagon heart new book BiographySwift Lecture Mariners Museum Park Acclaimed offers us bittersweet eye opening world has, quite nearly, gone crisis someday Americans What emerges poignant tale Profiles Facebook View profiles people named Join Facebook connect others you know gives power share Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island

 

    • 2.3
    • 140
    • Format Kindle
    • 0062661396
    • Earl Swift
    • Anglais
    • 12 July 2017