This prize-winning Vermont novelist and one of “the most original voices in American literature” offers us her spellbinding new novel about transience and mortality. Her story begins on a mat in a yoga class deep within a labyrinth in the icy north when someone fails to rise from corpse pose.
A spellbinding novel about transience and mortality, by one of the most original voices in American literature
The Silk Road begins on a mat in yoga class, deep within a labyrinth on a settlement somewhere in the icy north, under the canny guidance of Jee Moon. When someone fails to arise from corpse pose, the Astronomer, the Archivist, the Botanist, the Keeper, the Topologist, the Geographer, the Iceman, and the Cook remember the paths that brought them there—paths on which they still seem to be traveling.