Fire Season : Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout (Hardcover)

Author: Connors, Philip

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

For nearly a decade, Connors has spent half of each year in a fire lookout tower, 10,000-feet above the ground in one of the remotest territories of New Mexico. "Fire Season" captures the wonder and grandeur of this most unusual job and place.

Specifications

Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780061859366
SKU 216380206
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0061859362
Release Date 4/1/2011
Praise
"This is prose that takes you by the collar and makes you perceive the world anew."
"Connors has succeeded in weaving many stories into one. There's even a love story. But it's what he calls 'the drama of the self' that most distinguishes FIRE SEASON--the drama inherent in a solitary existence amid 'a landscape prone to burn,' but also the drama of a writer alone before his typewriter finding a voice and new literary life in arid terrain where I, for one, had suspected there was little new life to be found."
"[A] compelling study of isolation, wildness, and a 'vocation in its twilight.'"
From the Publisher
Editors Note The author discusses his time spent 10,000 feet above ground as a fire lookout in a remote part of New Mexico, a job where he witnessed some of the most amazing phenomena nature has to offer. 30,000 first printing.
Annotation Philip Connors followed the footsteps of writers Jack Kerouac and Edward Abbey as a fire lookout for the National Park Service and now joins his literary brethren with FIRE SEASON, about the experience scanning distant treelines for plumes of smokes. Connors's entry into the wilderness philosophy carries a 21st century edge, complete with musings on Frisbee golf and also September 11, 2001, among other riffs. The main characters are forest and fire, to both of which Connors pays tribute in an alternating dance as cyclical as the movements of nature itself.
Product Attributes
eBooks Kobo
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0246
Publisher Ecco Press
loading
Sold Out
Sorry, you missed the deal! This product is currently not available.
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back Sitewide with Promo Code REWARDME at Checkout - Ends 8/31/15 *See page for details
Buy From Other Sellers (0)
kobo
  • Take your library with you wherever you go
  • Use the device you want to use… smartphone, desktop and many of today’s most popular eReaders

WHY KOBO?

We love the Kobo eReading service… and we know you will too. We’ve partnered with them to bring you the most flexible, enjoyable eReading experience in the U.S.

SHOPPING ON KOBO

You’ll be asked to sign in or create a new account with Kobo. Once you do, you’ll immediately get access to millions of titles and be ready to start eReading. Anytime. Anyplace.

continue to kobo
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT