DAY 19: SIGNED COPY OF WATCHFUL ASTRONOMY
Posted on December 19 2017
For our 19th day, the first person to use the promo code XMAS19 at check-out when ordering A Watchful Astronomy here will receive a signed copy!
The book is haunted by the ghost of the author’s father, a figure that appears throughout the collection as an overbearing, even threatening presence, embodied in glowering mountain ranges, in icy blasts of weather, in bits of bleak, monosyllabic dialogue. It is to the author’s credit that grudging admiration for the father’s practical skills (‘Shoemaker Father’), and a profound and lingering sense of compassion overcome what could be obdurate (if understandable) resentment.