Synopses & Reviews
Cultural Writing. From the white horse appearing like an apparition to the massive skeleton of a whale on the coast, Diane Thiel's THE WHITE HORSE: A COLUMBIAN JOURNEY takes us on a magically real journey into the Pacific Coast rain forest ofColombia. Part travel narrative, ecological essay, history, and memoir, this book allows us to experience a reality stranger than fiction. Moving through this remote, enchanting, but also troubled region on foot and by canoe, Thiel introduces us to the landscape and the intriguing and inspiring people she meets. Erudite, passionate, humorous, and mysterious, Diane Thiel's writing beckons us deeper into the heart of the forest, reawakens our consciousness about the natural world, and evokes the spirit of adventure.
“What a beautiful book. I knew it was going to be poetic, but I was knocked over twice by its compelling narrative drive and quiet sense of humor.”—Sherman Alexie
Diane Thiel’s The White Horse: A Colombian Journey takes us on a magically real journey into the Pacific coast rain forests of Colombia. Equal parts travel narrative, ecological essay, historical account, and memoir, this book allows us to experience a reality stranger than fiction.
A magically real journey into the Pacific Coast rain forest of Colombia.
About the Author
Diane Thiel is the author of six books of poetry, nonfiction and creative writing pedagogy. She has published hundreds of poems and prose pieces in numerous important publications such as Poetry, The Hudson Review, and Best American Poetry 1999, and her poetry, prose, and translations are re-printed in over 30 major anthologies.