Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (April 16, 1991)
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The rolling, billowing, tender panorama of Nebraska’s Sandhills; the tombstone of Billy the Kid—stolen so frequently that it has to be caged and shackled—in fortress Sumner, New Mexico; an intercontinental ballistic missile trundling down a street lower than heavy shield in Weld County, Colorado; cottonwoods and cranes, pale inns and deserted trailers painted aqua and red; the ghosts of Pawnees, Cheyennes, and Kiowas and generations of settlers whose descendants now grouse in a café in Heimdahl, North Dakota, or roar off to a bikers conference in Sturgis, South Dakota. those are a few of the issues that capture Merrill Gilfillan’s eye and ear during this radiant selection of essays. Written with a poetic financial system that frequently attains grandeur, Magpie emerging is a thrilling journey of the nice Plains—its geography, flora and fauna, heritage, mythology, and nutrition, its massive areas and weirdly synchronous time. this is often nature writing at its so much evocative and insightful.