Ginseng Roots #6

Ginseng Roots #6

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Craig Thompson(w)(a)(c)

The stratification, planting, and growth cycles of the ginseng seed parallel the seasons of childhood. Ginseng berries are gathered in the last week of summer, just before school resumes and brings with it the awkward transitions of adolescence, sexuality, and friendship? or a parental decision to homeschool. Before planting, ginseng seeds are doused in bleach and fungicide-a purifying ritual of sorts-like baptism-which Craig and his siblings undergo to be cleansed of sin.

Item #: 77022 Diamond code: JUL201497 UPC: 85000764100900611