The Call of the Red-Winged Blackbird
December 7, 2021
250 pages | ISBN 978-1-989496-42-8
"Nearly sixty years of life, with all of its diversities and social pleasure, its joys and sorrows, successes and failures, a whole changing theatre cast of characters, some still loved and on the stage, others long since slipped into the darkened wings, and I remain most entranced by the simple glories of a fruit tree and a songbird. Why should it be so?"
In this lush collection of essays Tim Bowling picks up the common questions, and beauties, of life and examines them closely. From questions of love and money, to the search for solitude in a clamouring world, to poetry and the place of art today, Bowling writes beautifully and thoughtfully on what it means to be alive now. And in the end, we come back to the moon, the trees, the salmon that swim to the sea and the call of the red-winged blackbird, which his mother imitated to call him inside at night, as a child.
What We're Reading: Editors' Picks, Fall 2021 (James Cairns, Hamilton Review of Books, 13/09/2021)
Tim's essay collection makes the HRB's list of most anticipated titles this fall.
57 works of Canadian nonfiction coming out in fall 2021 (CBC Books, 19/08/2021)
Tim Bowling's essay collection has made it onto the CBC non-fiction list.
About the Author
Tim Bowling is the author of twenty-one works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. He is the recipient of numerous honours, including two Edmonton Artist Trust Fund Awards, five Alberta Book Awards, two Writers Trust of Canada nominations, two Governor General’s Award nominations and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Other Titles by this Author
The Heavy Bear (2017)