Tracks: Journeys in Time and Place
TRACKS is a compilation of personal travel essays that range across three continents, from Italy, where Genni Gunn was born and spent
her early years, to Canada, Mexico and through Asia, where she has travelled many times, both reconnecting with her sister and witnessing
the emergence of new policial realities in Myanmar. Journeys into the new and unknown also trigger the inner journey to the realm
of memory. These pieces dig deep into personal territory, exploring the ties of an unusually peripatetic family.
"Good travel writing opens up the mind, even as it relates a journey. Genni Gunn seems to know this intuitively... She has a
knack for illuminating how landscape and history, both national and personal, can intersect...The tales of journeys taken Gunn details
are mighty fine. But they're more than matched by the inner journeys she's tapped for this collection." -- Winnipeg
"In her newest book, Tracks, Gunn takes the reader to Canada, Italy, Mexico, and the politically charged environment
of Myanmar (formally Burma) ... Gunn’s writing is exquisite and beautifully rendered. She transports the reader to foreign lands by
rooting her language in the senses – visual, auditory, tactile. It is this which transforms her narrative into an emotional journey
through time and space." - Cariboursmom book blog
In 1990, while in Hawaii for the summer, I rented a car, and headed towards the Kilauea Caldera to see the lava lake inside the Halema`uma`u
crater. Volcanoes have always fascinated me, with their unpredictable nature, their fierce reminders that no matter how much we try
to shape the landscape, no matter how many gadgets we invent, we are not in control... Read more...