Preface Introduction Proem...And He Not Far From Quiet Hisself I. The Shanachie 1. Mackerels Was All Me Life 2. I Only Want to Possess What I Have 3. You Can Tell My Stories Aren't Book Stories 4. My Father Was a Great Man at the Harvesting II. The Tinker 5. We Could Have All Been Bards 6. The Road is the Best College 7. Listenin' Was a Great Thing Once III. Body Parts 8. Who Will You Leave Your Hands to When You Die? 9. After me, It'll Be Dead. Poetry, I Mean 10. We Are All Islands Envoi: The Vanishing
Lawrence Millman is the author of 16 books, including such titles as Last Places, Lost in the Arctic, An Evening Among Headhunters, and - most recently - Giant Polypores & Stoned Reindeer. His articles have appeared in National Geographic, Outside, Smithsonian, Atlantic Monthly, and Sports Illustrated. He is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and has a mountain named after him in East Greenland.
Lawrence Millman is that rare traveler-a person with guts and a
sense of humor. He is also a wonderful writer. -- Paul Theroux,
travel writer, novelist, and author of Deep South: Four Seasons on
Millman..does eloquent justice to a salty tradition. * Newsweek *
Writing that is altogether finer than anything one has a right to expect. * The Washington Post *
Millman's a genius. -- Annie Dillard