Point Last Seen: A Woman Tracker's Story

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The author recounts how her experience of being stalked by her abusive husband led to a job with a National Park Service search-and-rescue team, and explores the logistics, ideology, and cultural significance of "tracking."

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Point Last Seen offers a harrowing account of what it means to be hunted and never feel quite safe. Hannah Nyala grew up in rural Mississippi, tracking animals through the woods to shoo them away from hunters' guns. Raised by increasingly religious parents, she jumped from their arms into a suffocating marriage with a man whose escalating violence rocked her life and threatened their children. Her escape from him is temporary and tainted--he repeatedly abducts the children--but allows her to polish nascent skills as a tracker on rescue teams in the national parks. Her lucid, absorbing tracking stories anchor the book. Sown between or within them are frustratingly fragmented sketches of children and family and continuing threats from her ex-husband.

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Hannah Nyala wrote Point Last Seen after a stint of fieldwork in the Kalahari Desert with her two young children; it became a CBS-TV movie starring Linda Hamilton. She is also the author of Leave No Trace, first in a fiction series drawn from her experience as a search-and-rescue tracker in the United States, and featuring compelling heroine Tally Nowata. She is currently at work on her next Tally Nowata novel.

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