Sixty Degrees North

Sixty Degrees North

Around the World in Search of Home

Book - 2016
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From the northern wilds of Greenland and Scotland to the far away reaches of Scandinavia and Siberia, a moving meditation on the allure of travel and the meaning of home. The sixtieth parallel marks a borderland between the northern and southern worlds. Wrapping itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden, and Norway, it crosses the tip of Greenland and the southern coast of Alaska, and slices the great expanses of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, where Malachy Tallack has spent most of his life. In Sixty Degrees North, Tallack travels westward, exploring the landscapes of the parallel and the ways that people have interacted with those landscapes, highlighting themes of wildness and community, isolation and engagement, exile and memory. An intimate journey of the heart and mind, Sixty Degrees North begins with the author's loss of his father and his own troubled relationship with Shetland, and concludes with an embrace of the place he calls home.
Publisher: New York :, Pegasus Books,, 2016
ISBN: 9781846973369
Branch Call Number: ANF 910.41 TAL
Characteristics: vii, 230 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: 60 degrees north


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Apr 05, 2017

Wonderfully written, Tallack took the reader on a journey through the sixtieth parallel in search of home. "How can we know, I wondered, when we have found our place in the world? How can we know when we ought to cease our wandering." I enjoyed his interactions with the locals in Canada, Alaska, Russia, Siberia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Sheltand and Greenland. Would recommend this read!

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