Synopses & Reviews
In these thirteen essays, Rick Bass is a man divided, a lover of wilderness tied to the city. On long weekends, in his Volkswagen Rabbit, he drives away from Jackson, Mississippi, and the job that confines him. His excursions which take him to southern rivers, southern swamps, and sometimes to conservation meetings also lead to musings about his favorite mountains, grizzly bears, and the wildness in all of us.
"Rick Bass is a lively, alert, fully engaged writer with something to say and he says it good." Edward Abbey
On long weekends, Rick Bass drives away from Jackson, Mississippi, and the job that confines him. His excursions take him to southern rivers, southern swamps, and sometimes to conservation meetings. Through thirteen essays written in a style compared to Thoreau, Muir, and Annie Dillard, Bass records his meanderings in a lyrical exploration of wildness and freedomin nature and in ourselves. Illus.
A lyrical exploration of wildness and freedom in nature and in ourselves.
About the Author
Rick Bass lives in the Yaak Valley of Montana and is the author of The Watch, Ninemile Wolves, and Winter, among other books. His most recent book of short stories is In the Loyal Mountains.