A Woman Walking

A Woman Walking

by Nancy King

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In this timeless folktale, a young woman named Ninan inherits an unwelcome legacy: being a traveling storyteller like her grandfather. On each step of Ninan's journey, she tells a unique and universal story that speaks to the families at the hearth. At first, stories erupt from her unbidden and uncontrolled, and the nomadic life is an occupation, not a joy. She yearns for love and comfort. Ninan walks on, though, in a spiral of self-discovery, exploring people's deepest needs and emotions. Ninan learns that every story is a kind of gently magic, and she embraces her life as a woman walking.

We tell stories to make sense of our lives. Storytelling is not only a source of meaning but of survival. In Nancy King's mythic tale WOMAN WALKING a young girl has to chose between staying home in an ordinary life and taking on the task of travel and story making. A bit of fairy tale, a bit of Ursula LeGuin, and the author's own vision bring these tales to life. =Miriam Sagan, Gossip, Tres Chicas Books; Map of the Lost, UNM Press

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632100221
Publisher: Plain View Press, LLC
Publication date: 02/14/2016
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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