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Antlers in Space and Other Common Phenomena: Essays by Melissa Wiley

Antlers in Space and Other Common Phenomena is a collection of lyric essays exploring the ways grief forces us to transform our memories into stories in order to survive. Written in the wake of the early deaths of her parents, this book follows Melissa Wiley as she crisscrosses countries and continents to escape her pain before she begins the quieter work of acceptance at home.

Only animals, left to themselves, cannot value place the same way we do. They remain at home on this earth wherever they find themselves. To call an animal stray is to confess how homeless we have become on this planet we have been largely friendless toward. It is to confess how homeless we are ourselves.”

--from Stray Tigers


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