Why the Tree Loves the Ax

Why the Tree Loves the Ax

by Jim Lewis

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ISBN-13: 9780425168646
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/1999
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Why the Tree Loves the Ax 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Why the Tree Loves the Ax' is a compelling work that moves like clouds across the expanse of the desert sky of a life. Caroline Harrison reminds me of women I've known and been in love with and how intoxicating as well as unsettling a life of aimlessness and searching can be. In one sense it seems like Caroline was beyond hope after her husband's betrayal and was searching for reasons real or imagined, to remain in the world. Her solitary life after her marriage dissipates, forces her to see through her flimsy facade and confront who she really is. She never really looks at herself squarely though, kind of like looking into a window so you only see your reflection, and not what's inside. In this sense Lewis touches universal truths of the human experience and a tragedy that is common to all in varying degrees. I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book lying on a table, picked it up, and could hardly put it down. Lewis is a master of language--truly gifted. He evokes a strange tale, and in the adventure, we explore the idea of identity itself.