Handmade Wilderness

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In 1968 two gay young men - one white, one black - quixotically decided to buy eighty backwoods acres in southern Mississippi, little realizing that they were embarking on the greatest adventure of their lives. Don Schueler's account of the twenty-five years that followed, during which he and Willie Brown transformed their "least worst land" into a wild Eden, is a modern saga by turns suspenseful, very funny, and deeply moving.

A different sort of back-to-the-land ...

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Overview

In 1968 two gay young men - one white, one black - quixotically decided to buy eighty backwoods acres in southern Mississippi, little realizing that they were embarking on the greatest adventure of their lives. Don Schueler's account of the twenty-five years that followed, during which he and Willie Brown transformed their "least worst land" into a wild Eden, is a modern saga by turns suspenseful, very funny, and deeply moving.

A different sort of back-to-the-land story--as inspiring as Living the Good Life and as entertaining as All Creatures Great and Small--this book, the adventures of two unlikely heroes who spent 25 years restoring the least worst land in Mississippi, will enthrall anyone who has ever dreamed of owning a place in the country.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A gay couple goes back to the land, eventually creating a nature reserve. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395860229
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/23/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 880,530
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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  • Posted December 8, 2013

    I still remember the love I felt reading this book when it first

    I still remember the love I felt reading this book when it first came out. Don and Willie are unwitting heroes. Schueler writes so beautifully the book belongs on shelves everywhere!

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