Prairie pilgrimage

 

RoadIsHow“It could be a frequency illusion, a manifestation of my own obsessions with walking and environmental armageddon, but pilgrimage lit seems to be trending. When the going gets tough, the lost go looking.” My review of Saskatchewan writer and naturalist Trevor Herriot‘s wonderful new book, The Road is How: A Prairie Pilgrimage through Nature, Desire and Soul, ran in the Globe and Mail this past weekend. In the book, his fourth, Herriot embarks on a 40-mile walk from his home in Regina to the land east of the city where his family has a cabin. Along the way, he roots through some deep questions and “pushes beyond the symbiotic beauty of biological processes to see our entire existence — body and soul — as a reflection of forces that we can never possess.” Well worth the road.

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