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Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave

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Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave

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When the great environmental writer Edward Abbey died in 1989, four of his friends buried him secretly in a hidden desert spot that no one would ever find. The final resting place of the Thoreau of the American West remains unknown and has become part of American folklore. In this book a young writer who went looking for Abbey's grave combines an account of his quest with a creative biography of Abbey.

Sean Prentiss takes readers across the country as he gathers clues from his research, travel, and interviews with some of Abbey's closest friends--including Jack Loeffler, Ken Seldom Seen Sleight, David Petersen, and Doug Peacock. Along the way, Prentiss examines his own sense of rootlessness as he attempts to unravel Abbey's complicated legacy, raising larger questions about the meaning of place and home.

ISBN: 9780826355911

ISBN-10: 9780826355911

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Publication Date: 05/01/2015 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/01/2015 - 12:00am

Pages: 240

Language: English

Categories

Environmentalists & Naturalists

Literary Figures

Special Interest - Literary

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