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Jen Travers, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Jen Travers)
My favorite book of the decade! Wild life was a fun adventure in the PNW forest under the shadow of the angry Loowit (Mt St. Helens).
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Rachel Thompson, May 28, 2007 (view all comments by Rachel Thompson)
Gloss's novel splendidly evokes the dark, haunted nature of the Northwest woods, where, even today, if you squint your eyes and close your ears, one can almost imagine a primeval world, before the advent of man into every corner of the world. This novel is an exploration of that advent, a story of the conflict of modernity and its technology, with the older, more natural world. "Wild Life" is a lament about the conflict, not necessarily a solution to it. However, it still expresses the wild poetry of the lost world, preserving it within its pages for future generations.
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Product Details

Gloss, Molly
Mariner Books
ly Gloss
Historical - General
Frontier and pioneer life
Historical fiction
Wilderness survival
Women pioneers
Wild men
Washington (state)
Literature-A to Z
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Series Volume:
Publication Date:
September 2001
Grade Level:
9.12x5.82x.74 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Mariner Books - English 9780618131570 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

At the turn of the century, in the primeval forest of the Pacific Northwest, a fiery feminist becomes lost. Struggling to survive, night after terrifying night, she is finally rescued by... Bigfoot!? Huh? No, really — this incredible story works. Gloss — laying all the groundwork with such a willful, proud, and imaginative protagonist — makes sure that by the time we have to suspend our disbelief, we are ready for all the hearty metaphors this larger-than-life tale evokes. This book is a great gift for all the wild, woodsy women on your list. For outstanding PNW historical fiction without Yeti, I recommend Gloss's Jump Off Creek.

"Review" by , "As Molly Gloss's unconventional heroine affirms herself as a feminist, natural historian, mythologist, parent, and adventure-seeker, she reminds us that opportunity exists inside the self as well as outside it."
"Review" by , "Cigar-smoking, feminist writer of dime-store adventure novels for women meets Bigfoot in 1905....Never has there been a more authentic, persuasive, or moving evocation of this elusive legend: a masterpiece."
"Review" by , "Gloss twines just enough intellectual fiber around the sleek cord of a great adventure story to offer up a truly satisfying read....While Gloss generates heat and humor from the friction between early 20th-century and early 21st-century attitudes, her prose is most satisfying when she describes Charlotte's housekeeper ironing or Charlotte's patient suitor batting a homemade baseball. Deep into the book, Charlotte describes the 'lowbrow scientific romances' she fancies: '[M]y preference is for the writer whose language is gorgeous, whose characters are real as life, and whose stories take my poor little assumptions and give them back to me transformed.' Gloss couldn't have written a better description of her own novel: the writing is gorgeous, the characters real and vivid, and the story transforming."
"Review" by , "Written in journal format with occasional sidebars and epigraphs, this novel both entertains and engages the reader. Without moralizing, Gloss explores the deeper meaning of what it really is to be human."
"Synopsis" by , Award-winning author Gloss delivers a blend of cerebral satisfactions and page-turning adventure. Set among logging camps in the Northwest frontier in the early 1900s, she charts the life--both real and imagined--of the cigar-smoking, trouser-wearing Charlotte Bridger Drummond, who supports her boys by writing popular women's adventure stories.
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