ISBN-10:
1595340351
ISBN-13:
9781595340351
Pub. Date:
08/28/2007
Publisher:
Trinity University Press
ISBN-10:
1595340351
ISBN-13:
9781595340351
Pub. Date:
08/28/2007
Publisher:
Trinity University Press
River of Traps: A New Mexico Mountain Life / Edition 1

River of Traps: A New Mexico Mountain Life / Edition 1

by William deBuys, Alex Harris William deBuys
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Overview

New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo mountains are a place where two cultures — Hispanic and Anglo — meet. They're also the place where three men meet: William deBuys, a young writer; Alex Harris, a young photographer; and Jacobo Romero, an old farmer. When Harris and deBuys move to New Mexico in the 1970s, Romero is the neighbor who befriends them and becomes their teacher. With the tools of simple labor — shovel and axe, irony and humor — he shows them how to survive, even flourish, in their isolated village. A remarkable look at modern life in the mountains, River of Traps also magically evokes the now-vanished world in which Romero tended flocks on frontier ranges and absorbed the values of a society untouched by cash or Anglo America. His memories and wisdom, shared without sentimentality, permeate this absorbing story of three men and the place that forever shaped their lives.


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ISBN-13: 9781595340351
Publisher: Trinity University Press
Publication date: 08/28/2007
Series: New York Times Notable Book Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 709,624
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

William deBuys is a writer and conservationist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is the author of The Walk and River of Traps, coauthored with Alex Harris, which was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and a 1990 New York Times Notable Book of the Year. DeBuys’s other books are Salt Dreams: Land and Water in Low-Down California, which received a Western States Book Award, Seeing Things Whole: The Essential John Wesley Powell, and A Great Aridness. His shorter work has appeared in many publications, including Story, Orion, and the New York Times Book Review.

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