The Faithful Gardener
A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never DieBook - 1995
Tales of loss, survival, and renewal describe the struggles of a Hungarian refugee and slave-labor camp survivor to restore a plot of land
Blackwell North Amer
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., the internationally known poet, psychoanalyst, and author of the seminal classic Women Who Run With The Wolves (99 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, translated into eighteen languages, and a bestseller worldwide), touches our lives anew, rendering in the strong and lyrical voice for which she has become known a powerful series of her signature healing stories.
These elegantly interlocked tales of loss, survival, and fierce rebirth center around Dr. Estes's uncle, a war-ravaged Hungarian peasant farmer and refugee, a faithful gardener, and a storehouse of stories who was one of the "dancing fools, wise old crows, grumpy sages, and 'almost saints' who made up the old people" in Estés's childhood.Told with graceful simplicity, deep feeling, generous humor, and profound optimism, The Faithful Gardener is, at its captivating core, the story of an open-hearted child who listened well to her old-country elders and who grew up to remember, to bear witness, and, as one of the premier storytellers of our times, to remind readers and listeners of all ages of "that magisterial life force within all things that strengthens us in times of turmoil or transition, that faithful force which can never die."
A series of interconnecting tales of loss, survival, and renewal describes the painful struggles of Uncle Zova+a7r, a Hungarian refugee and slave-labor camp survivor, to restore a devastated plot of land. By the author of Women Who Run With the Wolves. $70,000 ad/promo. Tour.