The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream

The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream

Katharine Norbury


Katharine Norbury used to be deserted as a toddler in a Liverpool convent. Raised via a loving adoptive kinfolk, she grew right into a wanderer, drawn by means of the panorama of the British countryside.

One summer time, following the miscarriage of a much-longed-for baby, Katharine units out--accompanied by way of her nine-year-old daughter, Evie--with the belief of following a river from the ocean to its resource. The luminously saw panorama grounds the walkers, delivering either a relentless and a context to their expeditions. yet what starts off as a diversion from grief evolves right into a trip to the resource of lifestyles itself: a lifestyles threatening ailment forces Katharine to hunt a genetic clinical historical past, and this new and unforeseen direction can provide her to the door of the girl who deserted her all these years ago.

Combining travelogue, memoir, beautiful nature writing, and fragments of poems with stories from Celtic mythology, The Fish Ladder has a unprecedented emotional resonance. it's a portrait of motherhood, of a literary marriage, a hymn to the adoptive family members, yet maybe such a lot of all it's an exploration of the intense majesty of the wildlife. Imbued with a prepared and pleased intelligence, this unique and life-affirming booklet is decided to develop into a vintage of its genre.

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