This section focuses on liminal landscapes such as seaside landscapes, border landscapes and narratives of exile and how the concepts of space and place are represented in such a way as to open on possible futures. Seaside landscapes and the landscapes in movement in Colum McCann’s ction have in common a sense of place understood as what Jeff Malpas denes as ‘emergence,’ a concept entangled with those of boundedness and openness in the reection on space and place. In fact, this section integrates the concept of time as emergence to the thinking of space and place:

openness can itself have the character of a form of emergence – a dynamic opening out – that reects the character of openness as always an openness for that which appears within it and for which it allows; emergence can take the form of an extending into duration, a perduring, that can itself be viewed as a form of extendedness.1