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By Bernard Quetchenbach

The compelling essays in Bernard Quetchenbach’s Accidental Gravity circulation from upstate long island to the western usa, from city and suburban locations to wild lands. within the first component to the e-book, he makes a speciality of suburban neighborhoods, the place citizens reply ambivalently to golf-course ducks and different unruly ordinary presences; within the moment part, he juxtaposes those humanized locations with Yellowstone nationwide Park. Quetchenbach writes approximately present environmental concerns within the higher Yellowstone area—wildfire, invasive species, ever-increasing numbers of tourists—in the context of weather switch and different modern pressures.


Accidental Gravity negotiates the tough facet among a naive trust in a permanent, unassailable flora and fauna and the both naive trust that human existence happens in a few unnatural, extra mediated context. The name refers back to the unintentional yet still significant nexus the place the private meets and combines with the universal—those serendipitous moments whilst the person existence connects to the bigger rhythms of time and planet.


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