Elemental, timeless stories, set in Italy, Finland, Ireland, Russia, Germany, Scotland and America, reveal the impact the seasons can have on our inner being
Although each is complete in itself, these beautifully crafted tales contain recurring motifs so our understanding of one is enriched by the reading of others. The perspectives shift mesmerizingly as layer upon layer of human experience is uncovered. Ambiguity, mystery and spiritual searching abound, as the author meditates on many of the themes found in his highly acclaimed poetry: betrayal, lostness, bullying, the miraculous, faith and the power of love.
Kenneth Steven is one of Scotland's leading poets and several of his collections have been published to date, including Evensong, Coracle and Letting in the Light. He also writes novels and illustrated stories for adults - Glen Lyon and The Well of the North Wind - and children: his The Dog's Nose (published in Norwegian, English and French) won the Norwegian Government's Award for Picture Books. Kenneth promotes creativity within primary and secondary schools, and teaches adult writers' groups.