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Four centuries after the Reformation Pilgrims sailed up the down-flowing watersheds of New England, Taylor Thatcher, irreverent scion of a fallen family of Maine Puritans, is still caught in the turbulence.
In his errant attempts to escape from his family's history, young Thatcher is further unsettled by his growing attraction to Israeli student Miryam Bluehm and, in the words of one reviewer, his encounters with an "oddball cast of dreamers and alcoholic holy men, stargazers and crack mystics, naturalists and sidetracked philosophers".
Over the course of eight days near the end of the Millennium, Thatcher is swept by Time through the “family thing” – from the tangled genetic and religious history of his New England parents to the redemptive birthday secret of Esther Fleur Noire Bishop, the Cajun-Passamaquoddy woman who raised him and his younger half-cousin/half-brother, Bingham.
The landscapes, rivers, and tidal estuaries of Old New England and the Mayan Yucatan are also casualties of history in Thatcher’s story of Deep Time and re-discovery of family on Columbus Day, 1999, at a high-stakes gambling casino, rising in resurrection over the starlit bones of a once-vanquished Pequot Indian Tribe.Learn More
Peter Matthiessen Wheelwright is a writer, educator, and architect. He is an Associate Professor at Parsons The New School for Design, The New School University in New York City, where he teaches courses in environmental and design philosophy. His architecture work has been widely published. The Kaleidoscope House, a modernist dollhouse designed in collaboration with artist Laurie Simmons is in the Collection of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art. As It Is On Earth was awarded a 2013 Pen/Hemingway Honorable Mention for Literary Excellence and was nominated for the 2013 Pushcart Prize
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