Elemental: Earth Stories (Paperback)

Staff Pick Badge
Elemental: Earth Stories By Sarah Coolidge (Editor), Erika Kobayashi, Farkhondeh Aghaei Cover Image
On our shelves now:
Lake Forest Park (order processing takes 24 hours)
1 on hand, as of Jun 21 2:35pm

Staff Reviews

These authors filled my imagination with textures and tales I thought I could only experience through extensive travel, and such beautiful prose and dreamlike destinations took my breath away. But most of all, these stories made it clear that all over the world we are asking the same questions: Can we still truly be at home with these earthly elements? Were we ever? And even if we can, will we jointly survive long enough to do so? And the only response I could come up  with was to read the collection again, finding solace and wisdom in the convergence of such diverse works. 

— From Katelynn


"I too shall expand, literally blossom, together with the surrounding nature."--G hril Gabrielsen, translated by Deborah Dawkin

A family's heirloom stones unearth a story spanning war, illness, and radioactivity. A pipeline installed to protect a town from flooding results in a howling that disturbs the town's inhabitants. A political prisoner embarks on an epic flight toward freedom, literally blown like a kite in the wind.

A whirlwind of fantastic new writing from Japan, Iran, Norway, Germany, Madagascar, Iraq, Poland, and Israel, this collection of fiction and reportage maps the intimate, ongoing relationship between human civilization and the natural world. Do we set the limits on our existence? Or is it wind, water, fire, and earth that define--even control--us? Borrowing from eco-literature and mythology, Elemental unflinchingly takes up the earth.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781949641110
ISBN-10: 1949641112
Publisher: Two Lines Press
Publication Date: March 9th, 2021
Pages: 192
Language: English