The Garden of Earthly Intimacies

The Garden of Earthly Intimacies

by Meeka Walsh


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The Garden of Earthly Intimacies by Meeka Walsh

The lyrical and precise stories in The Garden of Earthly Intimacies achieve an intensity that touches on the rhapsodic. Few characters in recent Canadian fiction are as responsive to the sensual richness of the world as the women who inhabit these beautifully transparent stories. Whether they're stepping into a warm bath recently abandoned by an elusive, imaginary lover, or stepping onto the pure whiteness of an isolated Mexican beach, the women in Meeka Walsh's fictional garden carry themselves forward in a glistening exquisite dance.

These stories also tell, with uncanny accuracy, of the closeness between human and animal worlds. Leopard cousins, hieratic iguanas and a dog like a gazelle occupy the same active and emotional space as the humans encountered by the reader. In what has been described as break-through writing, Meeka Walsh writes in a celebratory way about her own body, and her narrators take from their womanly beings fierce and delicate imprints for lives lived with quiet but uncompromising passion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780889841840
Publisher: Porcupine's Quill, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Meeka Walsh is a Winnipeg-based writer, critic and editor whose stories have appeared in Descant, The Malahat Review, Canadian Fiction Magazine and Prairie Fire. Since 1993 she has edited Border Crossings, an international arts magazine published in Winnipeg. She has received seven nominations for her writing at the Western and National Magazine Awards and has won two gold medals.

Walsh is also a member of the Canadian Artist's and Producer's Profe

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'Meeka Walsh is working at the core of some (God knows how) Sustained Self that perceives All but is content to walk a tight wire above all the mundane stuff and to walk that wire with utter clarity of vision, with that precision of instinct and intelligence that we associate with the most astutely realized being. Meanwhile, through utilization of a full range of associations (mind, body, and soul) she summons in full graphic vividness that sensual landscape where the eye, the heart, the hands and feet meet in agreeable solace. Intricate intimacies. Sensationalism she reserves for the beautifully sculpted phrase, the crafted sentence, the riveting detail, insights that shiver the flesh. If you demand that your writer write like no one else then Meeka Walsh is your kind of writer.'

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