By Jamaica Kincaid
During this pleasant hybrid of a book—part memoir and half trip journal—the bestselling writer takes us deep into the mountains of Nepal with a trio of botanist pals looking for local Himalayan crops that may develop in her Vermont backyard. Alighting from a aircraft within the dramatic Annapurna Valley, the ominous indicators of Nepal's Maoist guerrillas are all around—an alarming presence that accompanies the tourists all through their trek. Undaunted, the crowd units off into the mountains with Sherpas and bearers, coming into an unique global of brilliant landscapes, vertiginous slopes, remoted villages, herds of yaks, and great rhododendron, thirty ft tall. The panorama and plants and loads else of what Kincaid reveals within the Himalaya—including fruit bats, colourful Buddhist prayer flags, and the hated leeches that plague a lot of the trip—are new to her, and he or she methods all of it with an acute feel of ask yourself and a deft eye for element. In attractive, introspective prose, Kincaid intertwines the harrowing Maoist encounters with fascinating botanical discoveries, attention-grabbing day-by-day information, and lyrical musings on gardens, nature, domestic, and relatives.
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Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya by Jamaica Kincaid