shop by

Dear Sound of Footstep : A Memoir (Paperback)

Author: Butler, Ashley

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

In her innovative, daring essay collection, Dear Sound of Footstep, Ashley Butler engages the reader in an exploration of her mother's death and estranged paternal relationship. As illusions of a celestial umbrella slowly disappear, she begins a search for answers within the infinite. The candid narrative evolves into a stunning, abstract deconstruction of time and space, piloting the reader precariously close to the unanswered question, "Why are we here?" Among the subjects she touches on: the fastest man on earth, wind farms and tunnels, and the anechoic (without echo) chamber at Harvard University. We hear about some of history's oddest seekers of spiritual and scientific knowledge: Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, the father of cosmonautics; Yves Klein, the "artist of space"; Russian futurist Nikolai Federov; and Houdini, hanging headfirst over a crowd in Times Square. The essays are a blend of conventional narrative, aphorism (The aphorism is a form of eternity, said Nietzsche), lyrical imagery, and language.


Publisher Sarabande Books
Mfg Part# 9781932511758
SKU 211254695
Format Paperback
ISBN10 193251175X
Release Date 8/5/2009
Product Attributes
eBooks Kobo
Sold Out
Sorry, you missed the deal!
This product is currently not available.
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details
Buy From Other Sellers (0)
  • Take your library with you wherever you go
  • Use the device you want to use… smartphone, desktop and many of today’s most popular eReaders


We love the Kobo eReading service… and we know you will too. We’ve partnered with them to bring you the most flexible, enjoyable eReading experience in the U.S.


You’ll be asked to sign in or create a new account with Kobo. Once you do, you’ll immediately get access to millions of titles and be ready to start eReading. Anytime. Anyplace.

continue to kobo