Sixty Degrees North

Sixty Degrees North

by Malachy Tallack

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Overview

The sixtieth parallel marks a borderland between the northern and southern worlds. Wrapping itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden, and Norway, it crosses the tip of Greenland and the southern coast of Alaska, and slices the great expanses of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, where Malachy Tallack has spent most of his life.In Sixty Degrees North, Tallack travels westward, exploring the landscapes of the parallel and the ways that people have interacted with those landscapes, highlighting themes of wildness and community, isolation and engagement, exile and memory.An intimate journey of the heart and mind, Sixty Degrees North begins with the author's loss of his father and his own troubled relationship with Shetland, and concludes with an embrace of the place he calls home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681771885
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 07/12/2016
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 22 MB
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About the Author

Malachy Tallack has written for the New Statesman, The Guardian, the Scottish Review of Books and many other publications. He won a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust in 2014 and the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2015. As a singer-songwriter, he has released four albums and an EP, and performed in venues across the United Kingdom. He is editor of the online magazine The Island Review and co-editor of Fair Isle: Through the Seasons. He is from Shetland and currently lives in Glasgow.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vi

List of Maps vii

Homegoing 1

Shetland 7

Greenland 31

Canada 59

Alaska 89

Siberia 117

St Petersburg 133

Finland and Åland 157

Sweden and Norway 183

Homecoming 213

Index 219

Acknowledgements 229

Author's Note 230

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