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A powerful debut novel set in a threatened western landscape, from the award-winning author of "Refresh, Refresh"
Echo Canyon is a disappearing pocket of wilderness outside of Bend, Oregon, and the site of conflicting memories for Justin Caves and his father, Paul. It's now slated for redevelopment as a golfing resort. When Paul suggests one last hunting trip, Justin accepts, hoping to get things right with his father this time, and agrees to bring his son, Graham, along.
As the weekend unfolds, Justin is pushed to the limit by the reckless taunting of his father, the physical demands of the terrain, and the menacing evidence of the hovering presence of bear. All the while, he remembers the promise he made to his skeptical wife: to keep their son safe.
Benjamin Percy, a writer whose work Dan Chaon called "bighearted and drunk and dangerous," shows his mastery of narrative suspense as the novel builds to its surprising climax. "The Wilding "shines unexpected light on our shifting relationship with nature and family in contemporary society.
Title: The Wilding
Publisher: Minneapolis, Graywolf Press: 2010
ISBN Number: 1555975690
ISBN Number 13: 9781555975692
Binding: Hardcover in slipcase
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 000990
Description: 258pp. 8vo. Signed by the author on the title page, this is his debut novel. Book has a complete number line (2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1), is tight and unread and comes in a custom gray slipcase as part of the Powell's Books Indiespensable program; this is Volume 22. A father and son on a weekend trip into the wilds near Bend, Oregon, creating a "blend of beauty and violence, hope and despair, tough and touching, lust and terror." Included are the Indiespensable interview cards with the author. Jacket is Brodart protected.