A Walk Across Suburbia: One Man's Journey Through His Neighborhood

A Walk Across Suburbia: One Man's Journey Through His Neighborhood

by Ken Ilgunas
A Walk Across Suburbia: One Man's Journey Through His Neighborhood

A Walk Across Suburbia: One Man's Journey Through His Neighborhood

by Ken Ilgunas

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Overview

"I wanted to explore, and I saw it as my right as a free human being of this planet to harmlessly walk through my neighboring woods and fields. My only rule was to stay within the borders of Wheatfield. And to walk every step of the way."

So writes author and adventurer Ken Ilgunas in this tiny book / long essay about his three-day journey through his hometown—an absurd, bizarre, and sometimes cranky walk through the suburbs of Wheatfield, one of the fastest growing towns in all of New York. His journey takes him through farms and fields, across secret lakes and hidden forests, but also the streets and subdivisions that continue to take over the country landscape Wheatfield was once known for. Though a journey through a small New York town, "A walk across Suburbia" is essentially a walk across America, where development clashes with wilderness, civilization with nature, our rural past with our suburban present—with far-reaching implications for all.


Product Details

BN ID: 2940045427388
Publisher: Ken Ilgunas
Publication date: 11/02/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Ken Ilgunas (1983-) was born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised in Niagara Falls, NY. He's worked as an elementary school tutor, an Alaskan tour guide, and a backcountry ranger at the Gates of the Arctic National Park. He's hitchhiked 10,000 miles across North America, canoed across Ontario, Canada in a birch bark canoe, and hiked the length of the controversial 1,700-mile Keystone XL Pipeline. For two years, he lived in his van at Duke University so he could receive his graduate degree in liberal studies debt-free. Ilgunas currently lives on a farm in Stokes County, North Carolina.

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