Please join us on Thursday, March 23 at 7pm, when Lawrence Millman presents his new book, At the End of the World.
Lawrence Millman is a man who wears many hats. He is the author of 16 books, including such titles as Last Places, Our Like Will Not Be There Again, A Kayak Full of Ghosts, Lost in the Arctic, Northern Latitudes, and Hiking to Siberia. As a mycologist, he has written the only guidebook to New England fungi, Fascinating Fungi of New England. And as an explorer, he has discovered a previously unknown lake in Borneo and a previously unknown island in the Canadian Arctic. He is a Fellow of the prestigious Explorers Club and keeps a post office box in Cambridge.
At the End of the World is the remarkable story of a series of murders that occurred in an extremely remote corner of the Arctic in 1941. Those murders show that senseless violence in the name of religion is not only a contemporary phenomenon, and that a people as seemingly peaceful as the Inuit can become unpeaceful at the drop of a hat or, in this instance, a meteor shower.
At the same time, the book is a warning cry against the destruction of what's left of our culture's humanity, along the destruction of the natural world. Has technology deprived us of our eyes? the author asks. Has it deprived the world of birds, beasts, and flowers?
Lawrence Millman's At the End of the World is a brilliant and original book by one of the boldest writers of our era.