#bookreview A registry of my passage upon the earth by Daniel Mason published by Pan Macmillan

Amazon:

On a fated flight, a balloonist makes a discovery that changes her life forever. A telegraph operator finds an unexpected companion in the middle of the Amazon. A doctor is beset by seizures, in which he is possessed by a second, perhaps better, version of himself. And in Regency London, a bare-knuckle fighter prepares to face his most fearsome opponent, while a young mother seeks a miraculous cure for her ailing son. 

At times funny and irreverent, always moving, these stories cap a fifteen-year project that has won both a National Magazine Award and Pushcart Prize. From the Nile’s depths to the highest reaches of the atmosphere, from volcano-wracked islands to an asylum on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, these are lives of ecstasy and epiphany.

My reading experience:

Firstly I would like to thank the publisher, author and Netgalley for my free ARC.

This is a wonderful collection of amazing stories, remarkable and magnificent in colour and detail. The reader is wholly transported amongst the rich prose and can become lost in the ebb and flow of the text.

I highly recommend this collection from Daniel Mason.

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