After a noisy upbringing as one of six children, and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, the author began to crave silence. She has spent periods of silence in the Sinai desert, the Australian bush, and the Isle of Skye. This book interweaves these experiences with the history of silence through fairy-tale and mythA deeply thoughtful, honest and illuminating memoir about a phenomenon too often neglected in the contemporary world.
|Title||:||A Book of Silence|
|Publisher||:||Granta Books - 2009-08-01|