Fire Season

Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

By Philip Connors
(Ecco Press, Paperback, 9780061859373, 246pp.)

Publication Date: February 2012

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For a decade Philip Connors has spent nearly half of each year in a 7' x 7' fire lookout tower, 10,000 feet above sea level, keeping watch over one of the most fire-prone forests in America. Fire Season is his remarkable reflection on work, untamed fire, our place in the wild, and the charms of solitude. Written with narrative verve and startling beauty, and filled with heartfelt reflections on his literary forebears who also served as "freaks on the peaks"among them Edward Abbey, Jack Kerouac, and Norman MacleanFire Season is a book to stand the test of time.




About the Author
Philip Connors has worked as a baker, a bartender, a house painter, a janitor, and an editor at the Wall Street Journal. His essays have appeared in n+1, Harper's, the Paris Review, and the Best American Non-required Reading anthology. He lives in New Mexico with his wife and their dog.
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