Friday, April 3, 2015

"Fur, the Fossil Island" in The Island Review

Just published in the online journal, The Island Review, my essay about the fossil-rich island of Fur in Denmark's Limfjord. The essay weaves together the geology of the island and theories of fossils and time from the nineteenth century, both of which play a role in my novels, Fossil Island and The Former World. 

"What is plot if not eruptions and cataclysms in the midst of more gradual change; what is character if not the result of past events; what are fossils if not whole and fragmented memories buried in layers of stone and then thrust up again to the surface from time to time?" the essay asks.

To read it in full, go to The Island Review.