New York: North Point Press, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 363pp. Octavo [22 cm] Orange boards and cream-colored backstrip. Edges are boards are lightly bumped and soiled, particularly at foot of spine. Small mark on foot of textblock. Spine is slightly rolled. In a dust jacket with mild rubbing. Very good + / very good +. Item #56575
In "Trespass: Living at the Edge of the Promised Land," Amy Irvine tells the story of one woman's struggle to gain footing in inhospitable territory. A wilderness activist and apostate Mormon, Amy Irvine sought respite in the desert outback of southern Utah's red-rock country after her father's suicide, only to find out just how much of an interloper she was among her own people. But more than simply an exploration of personal loss, Trespass is an elegy for a dying world, for the ruin of one of our most beloved and unique desert landscapes and for our vanishing connection to it. Fearing what her father's fate might somehow portend for her, Irvine retreated into the remote recesses of the Colorado Plateau-home not only to the world's most renowned national parks but also to a rugged brand of cowboy Mormonism that stands in defiant contrast to the world at large. Her story is one of ruin and restoration, of learning to live among people who fear the wilderness the way they fear the devil and how that fear fuels an antagonism toward environmental concerns that pervades the region.
Signed by Amy Irvine on title page.
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