From the publisher:
‘With potent, lyrical language and a profound knowledge of storytelling, Shaw encourages and illuminates the mythic in our own lives. He is a modern-day bard.’ – Madeline Miller, author of Circe and The Song of Achilles
Through the Smoke Hole, we will find beauty in the wild. Through the Smoke Hole, we will escape the gaze of the Spyglass and find ourselves.
Assailed by seductive promises and controlled by social media, we are losing our sense of direction. We are losing ourselves. We have networks, not communities.
At a time when we are all confronted by not one, but many crossroads in our lives – identity, technology, trust, love, politics and global pandemic, celebrated mythologist and wilderness guide Martin Shaw delivers Smoke Hole: three metaphors for the modern world – a commons of imagination. Let us journey together, and these stories be your ally – hold them in your pocket, breathe deeper, feel steadier and become acquainted with rapture.