Stephen Amidon

Heat of the Moment

Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout


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‘The life of the lookout’, Philip Connors writes in his account of a season as a fire spotter in New Mexico, ‘is a blend of monotony, geometry, and poetry.’ This proves an apt description of Fire Season as well, which features acute observations of nature and a fascinating history of North American wildfires, but is also lumbered with a meandering personal narrative.

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