Meant to inspire and motivate, Adrift on the Ark is an enchanting reflection on the beneficial relationship between humans and other animals.
Margaret Thompson is the author of six books of fiction and non-fiction. She is the recipient of the BC2000 Book Award and sits on the editorial board of the Federation of BC Writers’ quarterly journal, WordWorks. Margaret lives in Victoria, BC, where she is able to pursue one of her favourite hobbies, birdwatching. Please visit www.margaretthompson.ca.
The narrative takes the reader from small-town British Columbia to London, the English countryside, and back. It is a story about loss and grief, and secrets and guilt, but it is also about restoration and balance. As Livvy confides her story to her dying brother, she reveals not only an identity enriched by experience, but also the transcendent importance of family and love.
The Cuckoo�â��s Child is a compelling and remarkable evocation of a woman�â��s search for her family history.
Throughout the book prominence is given to the intentionality of actors as knowledgeable agents who transform ritual itself through play and improvisation. Integral to the narrative are interpolations about performances and their meanings by Kolawole Ositola, a scholar of Yoruba oral tradition, ritual practitioner, diviner, and master performer. Rich descriptions of rituals relating to birth, death, reincarnation, divination, and constructions of gender are rendered all the more vivid by a generous selection of field photos of actual performances.