The author explores the destruction of the natural beauty of the American West through the experiences of a variety of people, including Mexican farmers and drug dealers, Arizona gun enthusiasts, and others. 15,000 first printing.
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Charles Bowden is a journalist whose work appears regularly in Harper's, Esquire, GQ, and other national publications. He is the author of several previous books of nonfiction. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Bowden is an incandescent writer attuned to beauty as well as crime and violence. He's written about drug dealers, Charles Keating, and his beloved Sonora Desert in books notable for their jolting lyricism. Here he takes us on a wild journey through his past and across the gritty American and Mexican West, ranting all the way about our poisoned earth and corrupted society. Bowden's "blood orchids" are evil, malignant blossoms that feed on nuclear waste and the horrors of war, massacre, torture, and prejudice. We have a compulsion for "killing the thing we love," Bowden claims, an urge responsible, in part, for the severe damage we've done to the environment. Bowden rails against this travesty as well as the even greater crimes perpetuated against Native Americans, but he also declares his love for the "mess" of life in the Americas, the "strange mongrel mixture of races, ideas, seeds, spores, viruses, bacteria." He despises the sanctimoniousness of the environmental movement and doesn't hesitate to declare his politically incorrect taste for alcohol, women in high heels, guns, and traveling at high speeds. As his narrative progresses, Bowden's stream of consciousness becomes a raging river, and riding it proves to be exhilarating and painful, provoking and cathartic. Donna Seaman
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Descripción Random House Inc (T), U.S.A., 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. Three outstanding rear jacket blurbs by Rick Bass, Jim Harrison, and Frederick Turner enforce the author's point in this work for the need for peace and hope for the land and our communities. This new, unread copy is signed on the title page by Chuck Bowden. Book and jacket are fine, gift quality. First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería BX101-2
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