The Word for Woman Is Wilderness

Author(s): Abi Andrews

Fiction

THE OFFICIAL NORTH AMERICAN EDITION!
"Beguiling, audacious... rises to its own challenges in engaging intellectually as well as wholeheartedly with its questions about gender, genre and the concept of wilderness. The novel displays wide reading, clever writing and amusing dialogue." --The Guardian

This is a new kind of nature writing -- one that crosses fiction with science writing and puts gender politics at the center of the landscape.

Erin, a 19-year-old girl from middle England, is travelling to Alaska on a journey that takes her through Iceland, Greenland, and across Canada. She is making a documentary about how men are allowed to express this kind of individualism and personal freedom more than women are, based on masculinist ideas of survivalism and the shunning of society: the "Mountain Man." She plans to culminate her journey with an experiment: living in a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness, a la Thoreau, to explore it from a feminist perspective.

The book is a fictional time-capsule curated by Erin from this time comprising of personal narrative, fact, anecdote, images and maps, on subjects as diverse as The Golden Records, Voyager 1, the moon landings, the appropriation of native land and culture, Rachel Carson, The Order of The Dolphin, The Doomsday Clock, Ted Kaczynski, Valentina Tereshkova, Jack London, Thoreau, Darwin, Nuclear war, The Letters of Last Resort and the pill, amongst many other topics.

$19.99(AUD)


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781781259092
  • : Serpent's Tail Limited
  • : Serpent's Tail Limited
  • : 0.268
  • : February 2019
  • : 1.9 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Abi Andrews
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 320