Steelies and Other Endangered Species (Paperback)
Stories on Water
Little Curlew Press, 9780996082501, 224pp.
Publication Date: June 18, 2014
FROM UTAH'S WINDING CANYONS TO ALASKA'S VOLATILE BAYS, ALL FIFTEEN STORIES IN THIS COLLECTION ARE LINKED BY WATER. In fast-moving waters, the characters find solace from their painful pasts and fight to save that which is most endangered. Rivers, oceans, and ephemeral washes are not only settings, they're vessels for our most beloved element in all its liquid beauty, strength, and potential for violence. PRAISE FOR STEELIES AND OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES: "A powerful collection of stories about connections to the wild and necessary land, rivers, and creatures around us. But as part of the wondrous and fragile web made possible by water, it is also a beautiful meditation on the human heart and our essential connections to each other." - Julian Hoffman, author of The Small Heart of Things. "Lawton's beautifully rendered and accessible stories make you want to move quickly from beginning to end, but I urge you-savor the journey. Breathe in the spirit of each new place." - Page Lambert, author of In Search of Kinship: Modern Pioneering on the Western Landscape. "Her fluid prose flows like her beloved river, in majestic sweeps, in roiling rapids, and in clear running pools where the surreal depth becomes within reach. Simply one of the best collections I've read in years." - Andrew X. Pham, author of Catfish and Mandala.