The Books

One Potato Review

Another environmental reminder from Jeannie Baker (Window, Home, and The Hidden Forest being the others listed here). Not so much for narrative – a boy and his father arrive together at an unspoiled beach, and the boy continues his wandering and imagining by himself in a forest that dates back probably many thousands of aboriginal generations – though as usual there are so many mysterious details hiding among the indigenous materials (Is that sand? Is it clay? The actual bark from a tree?) you hardly notice you’re being lectured a little in the end. Worth the trip. With the past and the future looming – often translucently – in the foreground.