A brilliant poetic tale that heals the wounds of the living.
Half-tree or woman, what happened to her? Was it the disfigurement or the invading insects that caused her sense of loss of self? She is on the verge of cracking, in danger of splitting at the core. Doctor, hypnotherapist, chiropractor are at her bedside. They treat her, they fill her with vitamins, they cut off the branches that brush against the electric wires. To survive in a world of concrete and asphalt, she turns to other species and reflects on the care to be given to the living.
Intimacy and the science of trees are woven together in a series of poetic fragments. Mireille Gagné has written an ecological and biting text that preserves to the end the hope of generating new wood, of being saved from extinction.