Craig Childs: Virga & Bone: Essays from Dry Places
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Writer and adventurer Craig Childs presents a night of storytelling, music, and a reading from his new collection of desert essays.

From the author of The Secret Knowledge of Water and Atlas of a Lost World comes a deeply felt collection focusing on a vivid series of desert icons: a sheet of virga over Monument Valley, white seashells in dry desert sand, boulders impossibly balanced, bones rolling on a skeleton coast. Childs delves into the primacy of the land and the profound nature of the more-than-human, drawing on a lifetime of experiences in desert landscapes. Each essay is accompanied by an illustration from Utah artist Claire Taylor.

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Craig Childs has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, including The Secret Knowledge of Water and his most recent, Atlas of a Lost World. He is a contributing editor at Adventure Journal Quarterly and his work has appeared in the Atlantic, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times. He lives in southwest Colorado.
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ISBN: 9781948814188
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Published: Torrey House Press - October 1st, 2019