The remnants of summer curling like smoke from a battle field! Esterly is one of those makers who handle words as deftly as they handle the other materials they work in, in his case, wood.

‘The remnants of summer steam out of the river, in tall plumes of vapor that mark its course like a battle line at the bottom of a field.’

Source: The Lost Carving, David Esterly (New York: Penguin, 2013 (20129), p. 39

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