The Tiny Bee That Hovers at the Center of the World (Paperback)

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An ethereal meditation on longing, loss, and time, sweeping from the highways of Texas to the canals of Mars--by the acclaimed essayist and author of Shame and Wonder

David Searcy's writing is enchanting and peculiar, obsessed with plumbing the mysteries and wonders of our everyday world, the beauty and cruelty of time, and nothing less than what he calls "the whole idea of meaning." In The Tiny Bee That Hovers at the Center of the World, he leads the reader across the landscapes of his extraordinary mind, moving from the decaying architectural wonder that is the town of Arcosanti, Arizona, to driving the vast, open Texas highway in his much-abused college VW Beetle, to the mysterious, canal-riddled Martian landscape that famed astronomer Percival Lowell first set eyes on, via his telescope, in 1894. Searcy does not come at his ideas directly, but rather digresses and meditates and analyzes until some essential truth has been illuminated--and it is in that journey that the beauty is found.

About the Author

David Searcy is the author of Shame and Wonder, Ordinary Horror, and Last Things, and the recipient of a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Dallas and Corsicana, Texas.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593133644
ISBN-10: 0593133641
Publisher: Random House Trade
Publication Date: July 20th, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English