Winter Count

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A stunning collection of stories about nature and human nature from the National Book Award- winning author of Arctic Dreams.

The death song of the white buffalo. A snowfall of herons alighting on a New York street. A mystic who makes stones rise from the desert floor. The startling disappearance of a river. Winter Count consists of nine intoxicating tales of revelation, singular recorded moments of clarity, magic and overwhelming truth.

From the American Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams comes a timeless, intoxicating collection of evocative stories. In these exquisite tales, an explorer goes mad when faced with the disappearance of a river; blue herons descend upon Manhattan; a lonely desert hermit clears a path for a secret celestial wind; and more.

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Editorial Reviews

David Quanmen
"Flawless...as painstakengly crafted and as resonant as a good classical guitar." -- The New York Times Book Review
Lianne Mercer
"Lopez succeeds in awakening our fleeting yearings and hidden feelings. This book should be savoured for the force of its imagery and the magic of its prose." -- The Houston Chronicle
Richard Nicholls
"Reaffirms his unique place in contemporary literature...richly allusive, moving, compassionate, these stories celebrate the web of nature that holds the world together." -- The Philadelphia Enquirer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780380581078
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/28/1982
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 128

Meet the Author

Barry Lopez is one of North America's foremost naturalists and writers. He is the author of Arctic Dreams, Of Wolves and Men, About This Life and several works of fiction, including Crow and Weasel and River Notes. His essays, articles and short stories appear regularly in Harper's, North American Review, National Geographic, and elsewhere. His awards include the National Book Award and the Lannan Literary Award in Nonfiction, among others. He lives in Oregon.
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