Author(s): Patti Miller
They didn't know it, but Patti Miller and herbrother, Barney, shared something in common -- a passion for the illuminating joy of wild nature -- with all its challenges and dangers. In this extraordinaryand unexpected book, Patti tells the story of her own long-distance walkingover hundreds of kilometres in Europe and of her brother's obsession withparagliding. During their shared childhood on a farm thesesiblings were virtual strangers under the same roof. As adults, a tragicaccident changes their relationship. One day, Barney's wing collapses and he plummets toearth, breaking his spine. The story of his struggle to walk again intersectsPatti's long-distance journeys, creating an intense narrative of determinationand triumph. For Patti, walking is a radical act -- a return towhat has made us all human -- that bestows a connection to wild nature and tocreativity itself. But as she listens to her pragmatic and methodical brothertell his story, she learns that flying is his door to untrammelled joy too. Sherealises that she is 'meeting' him for the very first time. This beautiful and inspiring book tells that storyand reveals that the siblings share a willingness to take risks and anindefatigable determination. And much besides.