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  • Published: 4 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141006444
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $22.99
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Wild

An Elemental Journey




I took seven years over this work, spent all I had, my time, money and energy. Part of the journey was a green riot and parts a deathly bleakness. I got ill, I got well. I went to the freedom fighters of West Papua and sang my head off in their highlands. I met cannibals infinitely kinder and more trustworthy than the murderous missionaries who evangelise them. I anchored a boat to an iceberg where polar bears slept; ate witchetty grubs and visited sea gypsies. I found a paradox of wildness in the glinting softness of its charisma, for what is savage is in the deepest sense gentle and what is wild is kind. In the end - a strangely sweet result - I came back to a wild home ...

  • Published: 4 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141006444
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $22.99
Categories:

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Jay Griffiths

Jay Griffiths' writing has appeared in the London Review of Books, the Guardian, the Observer, The Ecologist and Resurgence magazine, of which she is an associate editor.

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