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Join him as he meditates on the perfection of the egg, the adventures of raising chickens and the other joys and traumas experienced on his small working family farm on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Books will be for sale and Brian is happy to sign copies.
Thursday, May 13 at 7 pm
Trauma Farm tells a story that’s poetic, passionate, practical, and frequently hilarious, providing an unforgettable portrait of one farm and our separation from the natural world, as well as a common-sense analysis of rural life.
“Trauma Farm is a superb, wise, witty, and vivid weave of barnyard tales with deep insights into the fraught symbiosis of animals, plants, and man. Brett is a bold thinker and a tough yet lyrical writer.” —Ronald Wright, author of A Short History of Progress
“A wonderful meditation on farm life and by extension life itself—the immediacy of moments and small miracles, the feel of things in all their thing-ness in the hand and nose and eye, the satisfactions of hard work well done and well-worn tools, the wild creatures and the seasons and their weather—all of it, told intelligently and often humorously, by a writer with a welcome fresh sharp eye.” —Peter Matthiessen, author of The Snow Leopard
Below is a complete list of Brian's awards and accolades. For further reviews, excerpts and more, click here.