The River Always Wins: Water as a Metaphor for Hope and Progress


By David Marquis

A meditation on water as metaphor for social change, based on the author’s experiences as an environmental activist.

Publication Date: May 12, 2020

Paperback: 9781646050086

eBook: 9781646050079



Environmental activist Davis Marquis meditates on movements in both society and nature in this exquisite and lyrical essay. In short, aphoristic chapters, Marquis explores the power of force and collectively through the metaphor of water.

As an activist, David Marquis founded the Oak Cliff Nature Preserve in Dallas and has consulted with the Texas Conservation Alliance since 2011.

Marquis brings an unerring belief in the connective and healing power of nature to The Water Always Wins.

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