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It is the early 1900s and Charlotte Bridger Drummond is a thoroughly modern woman. The sole provider for her five young boys, Charlotte is a fiercely independent, freethinking woman of the West who fully embraces the scientific spirit that is sweeping the nation at the dawn of the industrial age. Thumbing her nose at convention, she dresses in men's clothes, avoids housework whenever possible, and proudly supports her family by writing popular women's adventure stories. Ready to show off her knowledge of the local flora and fauna and have an adventure of her own, Charlotte joins a search party for a child who has disappeared in the deepwood wilderness on the border between Oregon and Washington. But when she gets lost herself, she is thrust into a mysterious world that not only tests her courage but challenges her entire concept of reality.

Starving and half dead from exposure, Charlotte is rescued by a band of elusive, quasi-human beasts. As she becomes a part of the creatures' extended family, Charlotte is forced to reconsider her previous notions about the differences between animals and humans, men and women, and above all, between wilderness and civilization.

Beautifully written and historically accurate, Wild Life is a highly original tale set at the very edge of civilization, where one woman takes on the untamed world of nature, and in the process, discovers much about the deepest recesses of her very own human nature.

Putting a surprising, revitalizing, feminine spin on the classic legend of Tarzan and other wildman sagas, award-winning novelist Molly Gloss delivers a rich portrait of America's northwestern frontier at the start of the twentieth century.

Synopsis:

A free-thinking, fiercely independent writer of women's adventure stories finds herself in a mysterious world that challenges her concept of reality, after she agrees to join a search party for a missing child who has disappeared in the Great Northwest Woods.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684867984
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Gloss, Molly
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Wilderness survival
Subject:
Wilderness areas
Subject:
Washington
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
106-461
Publication Date:
20000608
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 17.824 oz

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