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Charlotte McConaghy

Autor(a) de Migrations

20 Works 2,433 Membros 136 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Obras por Charlotte McConaghy

Migrations (2020) 1,146 exemplares
Once There Were Wolves (2021) 1,128 exemplares
Avery (2013) 50 exemplares
Arrival (2005) 25 exemplares
Fury (2014) 16 exemplares
Thorne (2014) 14 exemplares
Isadora (2016) 9 exemplares
Descent (2010) 8 exemplares
Melancholy: Episodes 1-3 (2015) 5 exemplares
Melancholy: Episode 2 (2015) 4 exemplares
Melancholy: Episode 1 (2015) 4 exemplares
Melancholy: Episode 3 (2015) 3 exemplares


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I stayed up all night reading [b:Migrations|42121525|Migrations|Charlotte McConaghy||65230718] by Australian [a:Charlotte McConaghy|2869149|Charlotte McConaghy|].
An absorbing futurist tale of species extinction and the last Arctic terns chased by a hungry herring fishing boat. The crew and their boat end up scattered to Antarctica sought by authorities. Guided by a troubled but determined young woman who's tagged a couple of the birds and traces them on her laptop, we learn though flashbacks of her peripatetic background and sketchy history. The tale kept me up way too late and while not my usual fare, I was completely taken with the writing and the story.… (mais)
featherbooks | 74 outras críticas | May 7, 2024 |
Inti bring her traumatised sister Aggie with her to the Scottish highlands. Inti is a wolf biologist, working on a rewilding project, trying to re-establish top order predators to the land in order to mitigate against the disastrous effects of anthropogenic climate change. Aggie, once a force of nature, is broken. The local community are set against Inti and her team, fearing the wolves will seek out easy prey in the form of their sheep and cattle, or their children. Then a local man goes missing. Was it a wolf attack? Or is Inti right, and are humans the ones we should really fear?

I finished this in just two days. The descriptions of the natural world were so beautiful, it made me long to be in the Cairngorms, or Denali, or Yellowstone. The story was really compelling. Definitely recommend this one.
… (mais)
punkinmuffin | 57 outras críticas | Apr 30, 2024 |
Once There Were Wolves is a jam-packed novel about, among many other things, passivity in contrast to direct action; it’s about how a single person’s response to massively overwhelming obstacles, obstacles that seem impossible to overcome—whether it be correcting climate change or stopping abusive relationships or altering a familial cycle—can make a lasting difference.

Inti, a biologist who moves to the rural highlands of Scotland for work, is devoted to conservation and wolves and her twin sister, Aggie. Inti doesn’t trust easily, believing the worst in human nature, and the Scottish locals and sheep farmers are equally distrusting of Inti—an outsider who they feel is threatening their livelihood and community as she works to fight climate change by rewilding wolves in their highlands. This conflict between Inti and the locals steadily builds, especially when one of the locals mysteriously disappears after Inti antagonizes this man. Through the mystery of Stuart’s disappearance, the flashback and flash forward of Inti’s life across Australian cityscapes and Canadian forests and Scottish highlands, we learn about how and why Inti has changed from the gentle, “need to toughen up” optimist to the aggressive, closed-off skeptic. And she learns to respond to a community she defensively made an enemy because “‘when you open your heart to rewilding a landscape, the truth is, you’re opening your heart to rewilding yourself’” (189).

From beginning to end, the book seemed to have two speeds—either quick-paced, violent action or long, meandering descriptions—so that by the end of this story, I honestly felt conflicted, unsure of my feelings. So much happens in the last third of the book. It felt like emotional whiplash: I was constantly questioning the narrator’s state of mind (slipping in and out of consciousness, dreamlands, hallucinations, and mirror-synesthesia) and questioning the author’s choices in the resolution. Still, I’m unsure. Or, more accurately, I’d say: it’s complicated. But, still, this is a worthwhile read—one about cruelty and gentleness, empathy and compassion, trust and forgiveness—maybe even because of all the gritty complications.

… (mais)
lizallenknapp | 57 outras críticas | Apr 20, 2024 |
mhaley | 57 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |



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