Playing with water: passion and solitude on a Philippine island

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New Amsterdam, 1987 - Travel - 282 pages
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A wonderful inner journey in the outer light and color of a remote coast, uncommonly well written.--Peter Matthiessen

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User Review  - siafl - LibraryThing

In Playing with Water, author James Hamilton-Paterson begins: The places a writer writes are always somewhere else. (1) This, what may be considered a paradox, sets into motion a rich account of his ... Read full review

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Magical, lyrical. It is the autobiographical (?) account of tuning out of civilization on a small island in the Philippines. In vivid descriptions, the contrast between island life and the interval in ... Read full review


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