When his grandfather dies, 12-year-old Ari inherits a rustic, rainbow-painted cabin in B.C., along with a lucrative piece of land. The catch? His father and aunt, both strapped for cash, have the power to sell the land and put the money into a trust fund instead. Ari feels empowered by the inheritance and thinks moving to the cabin could mean a fresh start.
"Mark Abley is a chameleon and The Tongues of Earth a cornucopia of human adventure, love, loss and hope. Abley is able to conjure as many faithful persona's as he needs. They people these poems with intelligent wit."
The loss of a mentor, whether it be a relative, teacher, or friend, can be devastating to a young person. Imagine then the stress it would cause if that mentor returned as some ghostly apparition.
"Abley’s work has substance, and the substance has form. This is a book to read, and read again."
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"...the stories pulse with life, emotional truth and razor insight, a reminder that Wyatt remains one of our finest writers, our most thoughtful and empathetic literary lights."