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Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, a Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese

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Goat Song is the story of a year in the life of a couple who abandoned their one-bedroom apartment in New York City to live on seventy-five acres in Vermont and raise Nubian goats. In poetic, reverent detail, Brad Kessler explores our ancient relationship to the land and our gradual alienation from the animals that feed us. His fascinating account traces his journey of choosing the goats and learning how to breed, milk, and care for them. As Kessler begins to live the life of a herder, he encounters the pastoral roots of so many aspects of Western culture—how our diet, our alphabet, our religions, poetry, and economy all grew out of a pastoralist setting, a life lived among hoofed animals.

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Novelist Brad Kessler's beautiful account of how he abandoned his life in New York to raise goats and make cheese in Vermont.

About the Author

Brad Kessler’s novel Birds in Fall won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His other books include Lick Creek and The Woodcutter’s Christmas. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, The Kenyon Review, and BOMB, as well as other publications. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416561002
Author:
Kessler, Brad
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
Goats - Vermont
Subject:
Goatherds - Vermont
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 8.26 oz

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