Under skin: a critical essay of gender and the travel narrative
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There is a line between fact and parable, and the greatest writers of travel have unabashedly and purposefully ignored it in search of the subtle poetry just beneath the surface. This collection of non-fiction essays is about travel. More completely, it is about finding solace in the unknown, and offers that quintessential search through the eyes of a female. It explores the cadence amidst words, the melody of heading elsewhere and the subtle nuances of venturing into strange places. It grapples with what it means to feel nostalgia for things never experienced and to desire that untamed something that lies just below the surface. It offers a woman's perspective on the art of wandering into the unknown.