By Janisse Ray
Janisse Ray, award-winning writer of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood and Wild Card Quilt, writes an evocative paean to wildness and desolate tract recovery with a rare trip into southern Georgia's Pinhook Swamp.
Pinhook Swamp acts as a necessary watershed and flora and fauna hall, a hyperlink among the good southern wildernesses of Okefenokee Swamp and Osceola nationwide wooded area. jointly Okefenokee, Osceola, and Pinhook shape one of many greatest expanse of safe wild land east of the Mississippi River. this can be one in every of America's final really wild locations, and Pinhook takes us into its heart.
Ray involves be aware of Pinhook in detail as she joins the struggle to guard it, spending the evening within the swamp, tasting honey made of its flora, monitoring flora and fauna, and speaking to others approximately their dating with the swamp. Ray sees Pinhook during the eyes of the folk who reside there--naturalists, beekeepers, homesteaders, hunters, and locals on the nation shop. In lyrical, down-home prose, she attracts jointly the swamp's desire for recovery and the human wish for wholeness and wildness in our personal lives and landscapes.
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