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A Stones Throw: The Enduring Nature of Myth
A Stones Throw: The Enduring Nature of Myth Ross A. Laird 0771045786 9780771045783 A new book by the author ofThe Grain of Truth, nominated for a Governor Generals Award A Stones Throwbegins as Ross Laird hikes up a remote B.C. mo
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A Stones Throw: The Enduring Nature of Myth by Ross A. Laird

A new book by the author ofThe Grain of Truth, nominated for a Governor Generals Award A Stones Throwbegins as Ross Laird hikes up a remote B.C. mountain with his father. Hes in search of a volcanic rock he intends to sculpt in his workshop, and he finds it in an icy river. Packing it home, and then learning how to work the stone, he runs up against challenges that enlighten his hands, his heart, and even his relation to humankind. Stones have always been viewed as foundations of community, symbols of self, and embodiments of sacred wisdom. While painstakingly sculpting his stone over the course of a year, Laird examines the persistence of this powerful symbolism. A Stones Throwis about the weaving together of the stories by which we construct our lives, individually and collectively. As Ross Laird crafts a volcanic rock into a piece of sculpture, he peels back the faade of the present to reveal the contemporary world as a place where the past is forever working out its unfinished dreams. From the Hardcover edition.

Author: Ross A. Laird

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 352

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd

Publication Date: 2003-01-01

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ISBN: 0771045786


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