Deranged

Deranged: Finding a Sense of Place in the Landscape and in the Lifespan

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Deranged links ecological explorations with moments of individual maturation in nineteen essays that braid natural history and memoir. On one level, Deranged investigates salient environmental topics such as Colony Collapse Disorder, forest fragmentation, the near-extinction of Britain’s Large Blue Butterfly, altruism, the evolution of walking in early humans, and the threat of another mass extinction. But interwoven is a woman’s coming-of-age, an exploration of the process of accepting childlessness while at the same time developing a sense of place in the Midwest. Deranged explores the mutability of where we believe we belong, and who we believe we are.

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Deranged links ecological explorations with moments of individual maturation in nineteen essays that braid natural history and memoir. On one level, Deranged investigates salient environmental topics such as Colony Collapse Disorder, forest fragmentation, the near-extinction of Britain’s Large Blue Butterfly, altruism, the evolution of walking in early humans, and the threat of another mass extinction. But interwoven is a woman’s coming-of-age, an exploration of the process of accepting childlessness while at the same time developing a sense of place in the Midwest. Deranged explores the mutability of where we believe we belong, and who we believe we are.

 

About the Author

Jill Sisson Quinn lives in Scandinavia, Wisconsin and teaches English at Stevens Point Area Senior High. Quinn won the Annie Dillard Award in Creative Nonfiction in 2003. Her poems and essays have appeared in Phoebe, Antietam Review, Fourth Genre, Bellingham Review, Quarter After Eight, Crab Orchard Review, The Good Men Project, and American Nature Writing 2003.

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Praise

“Deranged is beautifully conceived and beautifully written.” – Lisa Knopp, author of Interior Places “Quinn brilliantly combines scientific fact with personal experience, elevating both through the use of vivid imagery and lyrical language. The metamorphosis of maturation becomes something both strange and familiar as Quinn describes moments of displacement-that limbo of awareness that exists at the boundaries of change.” – Kim Barnes, author of In The Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country

Pages

278

Format of the Book

Paperback