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Fire Season Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout (Hardcover)

Author:  Philip Connors
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0061859362
ISBN-13: 9780061859366
Sku: 216380206
Publish Date: 4/1/2011
Pages:  246
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.
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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.
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.


"This is prose that takes you by the collar and makes you perceive the world anew." - Dan Cryer 04/03/2011

"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." - Donovan Hohn 04/10/2011

"[A] compelling study of isolation, wildness, and a 'vocation in its twilight.'" 05/09/2011

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