Fen, Bog and Swamp

by Annie Proulx

Fen, Bog and Swamp A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis by Annie Proulx

This short book is more of a personal essay than a classic nonfiction, as Proulx weaves many threads into the main narrative — her childhood memories, literary digressions, descriptions of old discoveries and terrifying latest statistics. In the end, we get a moving tribute — or maybe a homage? — to the eponymous subject: fens, bogs, swamps, and other wetlands.

I think both fans of the writer’s style and those more interested in the subject itself will appreciate this slim volume.



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