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On an Island Surrounded by Water

On an Island Surrounded by Water

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Twenty years ago I left the British Isles. I was happy to do so at the time, always the foreigner, always the one with an accent. But returning to the US, I was again the one speaking funny or different. Words and phrases and pronunciations inhabited my tongue, moved right in without my even noticing. Now I always get the question, 'Where are you from?' no matter where I am. My answer is typically, 'California', the place where I was born. I notice that most of the time I don't even mention Britain. That is a disservice. The place helped shape me more than I can know. I spent my formative years on those islands. It is where I learned how to be a grown up. The vignettes, poems and stories in this book are an effort to acknowledge both place and experience. Before I left, while on a trip to Venice, I found a handmade note book-leather bound with paper perfect for ink and quill, as well as water colour. So, I bought a fancy pen and a paint pallet. I needed to remember.

Author: Christopher McMaster
Publisher: Southern Skies Publications
Published: 09/30/2021
Pages: 104
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.31lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.25d
ISBN: 9780473589882

About the Author
McMaster, Christopher: - Christopher McMaster was born in California, where the American River Canyon and Sierra Nevada Mountains were his playground. He has since lived in the Arctic of Alaska, beside the Mississippi River in Minnesota, in a house older than the United States in the county of Kent in the UK, the highlands of Nicaragua, and now lives beside the beach in New Zealand. Learn more about Christopher and upcoming novels at:

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