In this description of a 250 ton ship being crushed by the unforgiving shift and grind of pack ice, you can hear the split of trunk-thick timbers, snapping and rending like matchsticks.

‘Like a grand piano caught in an industrial press’.

See also my bestellar review of this wonderful book, complete with a mosaic of quotations, metaphors, triologisms and other alluring Eskimo words.

 

Source: Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams, 215

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