|Title:||The Snow Geese: A Story of Home|
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|Category:||Pets and Animal Care|
|Publisher:||Random House Trade Paperbacks (February 11, 2003)|
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One year William Fiennes decided to go with them. Intrigued by what he'd read about the birds' amazing annual journey, Fiennes was also desperate to emerge from a period of illness and from the belief that, at age twenty-six, his life had ground to a halt. The story of his voyage turns out to be about a great deal more than geese. A blend of memoir, natural history, and travel writing, The Snow Geese is also about homecoming: the birds on their long homeward journey north, the romance of homecomings, the urge to leave home and the even stronger need to return.
Fiennes's own journey, a wide loop he hopes will return him to his pre-illness life, is no less arduous. Fiennes travels to south Texas, and leapfrogs the birds-by car, bus, train, snowmobile, and foot-en route to their nesting grounds on Baffin Island. The idea is a neat one: follow the wild geese as they migrate north. I wanted to like this book but found myself skipping large chunks. I wish he had put a bit more of himself into his book.
The Snow Geese William Fiennes 256pp, Picador, £1. 9. At the age of 25, William Fiennes suffered severe illness in the middle of his postgraduate studies. During a long period of convalescence, he had time to reflect on this trauma, and why it had triggered in him such a deep yearning for the soothing familiarity and reassurance of his parents' family home in the English Midlands. The Snow Geese is a rare travel book, and not only for the outstanding literary promise of its author. More important for the genre is the fact that Fiennes has unearthed a theme perfectly suited to the travel book's structure.
He observes what most would miss: the dignity of duty done well, the consolations of habit, and the tiny perk of the milkshake dregs. The two great urges of the book – the urge to move on and the urge to return home – resound into its details. The Snow Geese is Fiennes’s migration diary – the lettering of his restlessness. He was approaching retirement and liked to finish term with a story. One of the stories he read us was Paul Gallico’s The Snow Goose. I could feel, on the back of my head, the starched filigree imprint of the antimacassar.
The Snow Geese: A Story of Home. At the age of 26, following a long illness and bout of depression that cut short his postgraduate studies, English journalist William Fiennes thought that life had little left to offer him. Inspired to travel after his illness, Fiennes followed the migratory path of the snow goose from the Gulf of Mexico north up the Hudson Bay to the Canadian Arctic.
Migration, Snow goose, Anecdotes.
It's a planes, trains, and automobiles story as he moves northward, always ahead of the geese. Unfortunately, it disappoints on two counts. His journey away from the confines of home gradually reawakens for him the joy of being alive, but like the birds he eventually also longs to return to the familiar himself. This is a slow, comtemplative book. I thought when I bought the book that The Snow Geese would be part memoir/part travel diary (a bit like Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson) but instead it was a book filled almost completely with tangents.
The snow goose, symbolic of both Rhayader (Gallico) and the world itself, wounded by gunshot and many miles from home, is found by Fritha and, as the human friendship blossoms, the bird is nursed back to flight, and revisits the lighthouse in its migration for several years. In 2002, William Fiennes published The Snow Geese – a travel book about the snow goose and its migrations. The author was inspired by reading The Snow Goose as a child. In 2003, John Harvey and The Puppet Lab in Edinburgh, toured the UK with a puppet-adaptation of the book. In 2014, an excerpt from The Snow Goose was set as a comprehension passage in the Annual ISC Examinations conducted by CISCE.