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The author chronicles a season on the Green River in Utah's red-rock canyon country, describing her impressions of the region from a series of rafting trips
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Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award
More than a century after John Wesley Powell launched his boat on the Green River, Ellen Meloy spent eight years of seasonal floats through Utah's Desolation Canyon with her husband, a federal river manager. She came to know the history and natural history of this place well enough to call it home, and has recorded her observations in a book that is as wide-ranging as the river and as wild as the wilderness through which it runs.
"Raven's Exile is partly the musings of a gifted naturalist, another part historical sojourn through the webs of human dabbling in the region, and yet another part is an eco-warrior's prayer--often laced with a crazed wit--that Desolation Canyon be preserved in all its tarnished innocence." --Deseret News
"Meloy, spiritual and literary kin to the great desert canyon champion Edward Abbey, writes about Green River life in all its diversified forms in bracingly caustic and exhilaratingly poetic prose. She is as prickly as a cactus, as observant and teasing as a raven, as sensual as a cat." --Booklist
"An exuberant, hilarious, poignant, and informative text from a highly original mind." --Northern Lights
"Meloy ... has a hip sense of humor, which is only one of the things that sets her debut book apart from the stodgy work of so many nature writers. . . . A pure delight." --Outside
"Again and again, I found myself admiring this book for its candor, wit, and curious grace." --C. L. RawlinsAbout the Author:
Ellen Meloy is also the author of The Anthropology of Turquoise
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