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An amazing memoir of life in the American wilderness, these are tales from a place you did not believe still existed. Connors just loves being there and that comes over in his tales; I felt that I was a companion on his journey.

Capturing the wonder and grandeur of this most unusual job and place, Fire Season evokes both the eerie pleasure of solitude and the majesty, might and beauty of untamed fire at its wildest. Connors’ time up on the peak is filled with drama — there are fires large and small; spectacular midnight lightning storms and silent mornings awakening above the clouds; surprise encounters with smokejumpers, black bears, and an abandoned, dying fawn. Filled with Connors’ heartfelt reflections on our place in the wild, Fire Season is an instant modern classic: a remarkable memoir that is at once an homage to the beauty of nature, the blessings of solitude, and the freedom of the independent spirit.

P.S.There’s a QR code to download a short clip!

Macmillan/paperback/£8.99/9781447208143

Sheila O’Reilly

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