The Voice of Water: Reflections on a Rural Life
by T.L. Jamieson
In The Voice of Water T. L. Jamieson unfolds an album of memories to bring us along on his journey to adulthood. His chronological vignettes reveal a childhood marred by family discord— conflict characterized by abuse and alcoholism. Jamieson describes how he finds, in the natural beauty of the Ozarks, a healing balm for emotional pain. Water is a particular source for of solace for him. And it’s by means of the calming property of water, the physical act of running— the vehicle by which he experiences the rural landscape, and the life lessons he acquires through several key relationships that he is able to mend old wounds and restore broken bonds.
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