The Rest of the Earth

The Rest of the Earth

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In the years following the Civil War, Walker Avary sails from Boston to San Francisco, and then heads into the remote West, following the sketchy maps of the few who have gone before him. A man who barely knew his father and whose youth was spent drifting through the backwoods of the East, he is compelled to find his place in the world, to shape his own history and fate. As he travels, he experiences several fleeting relationships before settling in a remote valley with "the Sheepeater girl," a young native woman whose tribe was destroyed by its previous encounters with white men. Together through the deep winter as they stake Walker's claim, the texture of their lives is recounted in prose so sensuous that the sights, the scents, the wildlife, and even the natural elements they encounter are made startlingly vivid.Both a precisely rendered evocation of time and place and a nearly mythic tale of survival in the wilderness, The Rest of the Earth examines the intersection of individual destiny, the legacy of personal history, and the powerful forces of nature, which run like deep swift currents through this beautifully written work.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 278 pages
  • 147.32 x 215.9 x 27.94mm | 430.91g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525939814
  • 9780525939818

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