Instructions for a Flood: Reflections on Story, Geography and Connection (Paperback)

Instructions for a Flood: Reflections on Story, Geography and Connection By Adrienne Fitzpatrick, MA Cover Image
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Instructions for a Flood is a non-fiction account, in the form of personal essays and vignettes, of a life in the central interior and coastal regions of British Columbia. Inspired by her passion for exploration and a desire to reframe her understanding of the areas in which she grew up, Adrienne Fitzpatrick embarks upon a decade of reflection and personal reconciliation within her own community and the broader landscape she inhabits. Though she is accompanied by fellow travellers, workmates and guides on these journeys, Fitzpatrick is drawn to the isolation of these areas and the resilience and community this isolation necessitates. In these encounters, the stories of the people and places meld, connected to the land and to other communities by great bodies of water and remote lakes and streams. Like the water that connects and imprints upon the land, there are glints of light and beauty, as well as deep, dark places of danger to be uncovered here. Instructions for a Flood serves as a cartographic study of the strong pull of nature in places where the past is ever present, inscribing upon the land like a network of arteries and instilling in us a guidebook for being.

About the Author

Adrienne Fitzpatrick grew up in the north and returned to complete her Masters in English at the University of Northern British Columbia; her creative thesis won the John Harris Prize for the best in Northern Fiction. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Prairie Fire, CV2, subTerrain, The New Quarterly and Thimbleberry. Her latest work, Instructions for a Flood, is a poetic, geographic journey through history and personal history, based on her experiences of living and working with Indigenous Nations in the Central Interior and Northwest of BC.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781773861128
ISBN-10: 1773861123
Publisher: Caitlin Press Inc.
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English