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Lights And Shadows 2007 Jan 2007

Lights And Shadows 2007

Lights and Shadows

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Tourist Trap: On Being Raised In Award-Winning Sand, Catherine Jane Carson Jan 2007

Tourist Trap: On Being Raised In Award-Winning Sand, Catherine Jane Carson

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The literary essays in this collection explore the relationships between mind, body, and environment as the narrator explores Orlando, her beachfront hometown of Sarasota, and other "tourist traps." The traditional and experimental essays here question how residents make popular vacation destinations their own and how much trust one can put in strangers, neighbors, city planners, theme-park designers, and lovers. Dance floors, hybrid bikes, flying elephants, swing sets, and swimming pools fill these pages. Worries spiral like disco lights on dance floors, and cultural forces press down with the constant pressure of pedal strokes. With the embodiment of place comes connection ...