• Title: Under the Devil's Thumb
  • Author: David Gessner
  • Released: 1999-02-01
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 213
  • ISBN: 0816519234
  • ISBN13: 978-0816519231
  • ASIN: 0816519234
From Library Journal As a young recovering cancer patient, Gessner (A Wild, Rank Place, Univ. Pr. of New England, 1997) moved from his family home on Cape Cod to the mountains of Boulder, CO. This collection of vignettes examines Gessner's newfound love of Boulder and the West as he explores and learns the natural history of the area. Stressing the importance of storytelling as a means of becoming connected to the land on which one lives, Gessner follows in the footsteps of Edward Abbey as he deals with the loss of his father, family dynamics, getting married, and the impact of ego on maleness. His various trips throughout the West reveal a joy in life and the outdoors that most readers will find contagious. Recommended for natural history and regional collections.ATim J. Markus, Evergreen State Coll. Lib., Olympia, WA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the edition.

Review "Gessner's essays are on fire. He shows us that we can have delightful, imaginative and creative lives by becoming more rooted and connected to the place where we are . . . Wise and enlivening, provoking us into a higher understanding of both nature and ourselves." —Rocky Mountain News "His various trips through the West reveal a joy in life and the outdoors that most readers will find contagious." —Library Journal
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