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An adventure story in two realms, a conversation between the visible and invisible worlds: in this eloquent memoir, Tina Tau reveals the life-saving intelligence of her dreams.
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An adventure story in two realms, a conversation between the visible and invisible worlds; in this eloquent memoir, Tina Tau reveals the life-saving intelligence of her dreams. As a young woman she tries to outrun her pain by moving every year, often thousands of miles at a time. But by paying attention to her dreams, she is finally able to slow down, heal, and begin to shine. Her story is a guide to the daily practice of saying yes to your own life’s innate wisdom.
"Tina Tau’s. . . dedication to dreams, paradoxically, is what renders the reader wide awake. I've always wanted my own life to feel like that, and now I know for certain it can" —Raphael Cushnir, author of Surfing Your Inner Sea
"A memoir like no other. You have been preparing to read it all your life. . .This writer is someone who can stand astonished in the presence of both illumination and trouble, someone who can be ‘happy as an apple tree in bloom’ and also ‘translucent with weariness" —Kim Stafford, author of Singer Come from Afar
Literary Nonfiction. Memoir.
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Tina Tau is the author of four books of poetry, including The Golden Tree. She is a bookbinder, teacher, dreamworker, mother and artist. She lives in Portland, Oregon.