- Eastern Washington University Press
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- 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
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Doug Peacock's personal memoir is a study of a man wounded, even deranged in heart and soul, by Vietnam. He finds in wilderness, the deserts of Utah and Arizona, grizzly bears, and his friend Ed Abbey the healing he has sought ever since war tormented and transformed him. It is the story not only of a quest to fit himself into a world from which he is alienated, but for a way, a path, a set of ideals, that might bring peace and purpose into his life. He does not spare himself. Literature is surfeited with personal memoirs just now, written by self-absorbed and narcissistic people. But not Peacock. In this open-hearted narrative we find him probing the wilderness and learning how he fits into it, and what he can do to preserve its sanctity and beauty before the last developer develops the last refuge in America. This is a book filled with pain and beauty and wisdom, and is a brave man's gift to America.
A wonderful book powerful, well written, and very meaningful. Thanks to the author for sharing this.