St. Lawrence University


Barrett, Andrea, Servants of the map: stories. New York: W.W. Norton. 2002. Print


Servants of the map --- The forest --- Theories of rain --- Two rivers --- The mysteries of Ubiquitin --- The cure.; Ranging across two centuries, and from the western Himalaya to an Adirondack village, these wonderfully imagined stories and novellas travel the territories of yearning and awakening, of loss and unexpected discovery. A mapper of the highest mountain peaks realizes his true obsession. A young woman afire with scientific curiosity must come to terms with a romantic fantasy. Brothers and sisters, torn apart at an early age, are beset by dreams of reunion. Throughout, Barrett's most characteristic theme -- the happenings in that borderland between science and desire -- unfolds in the diverse lives of unforgettable human beings.

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MAIN PS3552.A7327 S47 2002