Review by Library Journal Review
Toso (writing, Univ. of Arizona) writes with simplicity and clarity about his near-fatal, life-shattering encounter with a rattlesnake. Not all rattlesnake bites are problematic, but his brought on sepsis, and the resultant troubles still afflict him. Toso used his pain and trauma to rethink his relationship to the animal world and to death itself: "If crucifixion is the charged moment when daily life becomes infused with a spiritual depth, then my cross is one spiraled by a winding serpent." Toso's deeply personal work does not seek or accept easy answers; it deserves broad readership and critical acclaim. For most collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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