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Regarding Willingness: Chronicles of a Fraught Life

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Regarding Willingness: Chronicles of a Fraught Life

By  Tom Harpole , Editor  Daniel J. Rice , Foreword by  Loren Haarr
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2020 MONTANA BOOK AWARD Honor Book.

"Tom Harpole is what you might call a thinking man's Evel Knievel," - Aaron Parrett, author of Montana: Then and Now

Tom "Harp" Harpole was a horse logger working from remote mountain camps and living in wall tents until an accident suggested a change of lifestyle. He took to his other avocation - writing, and studied abroad in Ireland. He began publishing stories in periodicals such as Smithsonian Air & Space, Sports Illustrated, Crocodil, Montana Quarterly, Whitefish Review, and more. In 1986 his story "The Last of Butch" (Faber & Faber, London) was selected as The Best Short Story in the British Isles. His work has been short-listed for the National Magazine Award twice, and translated into six languages. He has been a guest reader on NPR more than a dozen times. Harpole writes in a voice that uses his natural wit and humor to shed light on a life of stories that bring readers to the edge of danger.

Certain magazines that assigned Harp feature articles knew early on that he would try anything that involved physical/emotional risks. He regarded himself as a Survivor's Euphoria aficionado. His willingness and perspective on dalliances with danger range from an N.F.L. record, to horse logging, to skydiving with Russian cosmonauts, to getting a black bear stoned, to his compassion as a volunteer EMT in rural Montana, to protesting Gorbachev in 1990, to driving ice roads above the Arctic circle, and more. This book is a collection of sixteen of his most popular stories.

ISBN: 9781736089408

ISBN-10: 9781736089408

Publisher: Riverfeet Press

Publication Date: 11/28/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/28/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 204

Language: English

Categories

Essays

Special Interest - Literary

Adventurers & Explorers