The Book Catapult

Butterflies

I meant to bring this up last week, since he is one of my favorites, but I suppose, better late than never – Anthony Doerr, author of The Shell Collector, About Grace, and Four Seasons in Rome, has a righteous new short piece in Granta 102, fresh to the shelves in your local independent bookshop. Even better, you can read Butterflies on a Wheel right here at Granta. Here’s a taste that I particularly dug:

“This year, as the leaves of spring unfurl, it’s as if I can feel the energy pumping through the interior of my cells, mitochondria careering around, charged ions bouncing off membranes, everything arranging and rearranging, some ancient physiological dictate sending its psychotropic messengers galloping through my nervous system: sell the furniture, scrub out the refrigerator, call in sick.”

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This entry was posted on September 3, 2008 by in Anthony Doerr.
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