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Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
By John Griswold (editor), Priscilla Long and Philip Graham (contributor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Georgia Pr
Publication date October 1, 2016
Pages 156
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780820350448
ISBN-10 0820350443
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Original list price $24.95
Other format details university press
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The questions that drive Priscilla Long’s Fire and Stone are the questions asked by the painter Paul Gauguin in the title of his 1897 painting: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? These questions look beyond everyday trivialities to ponder the essence of our origins.

Using her own story as a touchstone, Long explores our human roots and how they shape who we are today. Her personal history encompasses childhood as an identical twin on a dairy farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; the turmoil, social change, and music of the 1960s; the suicide of a sister; and a life in art in the Pacific Northwest. Here, memoir extends the threads of the writer’s individual and very personal life to science, to history, and to ancestors, both literary and genetic, back to the Neanderthals.

Long uses profoundly poetic personal essays to draw larger connections and to ask compelling questions about identity. Framed by four distinctive sections, Fire and Stone transcends genre and evolves into a sweeping elegy on what it means to be human.



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With Priscilla Long, John Griswold (other contributor) | from Univ of Georgia Pr (October 1, 2016)
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