Wild Life

Wild Life

A Novel

eBook - 2001
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Set among lava sinkholes and logging camps at the fringe of the Northwest frontier in the early 1900s, Wild Life charts the life, both real and imagined, of the free-thinking, cigar-smoking, trouser-wearing Charlotte Bridger Drummond, who pens popular women's adventure stories. One day, when a little girl gets lost in the woods, Charlotte anxiously joins the search and embarks on an adventure all her own, as she becomes lost in the dark and tangled woods and falls into the company of an elusive band of mountain giants. Putting a surprising and revitalizing feminist spin on the classic legend of Tarzan and other wild-man sagas, Gloss takes us from the wilds of the western frontier to the wilds of the human heart.
Publisher: Boston :, Mariner Book,, 2001.
Edition: First Mariner Books edition.
ISBN: 9780547526409
Characteristics: 1 online resource (270 pages) : map.


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LPL_ShirleyB Jul 23, 2019

A favorite; immersive wilderness fiction of a feminist writer’s experiences in early 20th century Washington State. She reveals fantastic & magical encounters! Wild Life won the James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award (fantasy that expands our understanding of gender). Ursula Le Guin was a mentor to Molly Gloss.

Mar 15, 2019

Molly gloss partially wrote this book while in residence at Freeland's Hedgebrook women's writers retreat. A feminist pioneer goes into the Pacific Northwest in search of a missing child and becomes lost herself in a number of ways. She encounters a reclusive legendary creature and while searching for the missing child she finds herself. This is classified as speculative fiction.

Apr 12, 2015

This is one of my 10 most favorite books, and one I'd like to be lost on a tropical isle with! I'm reading it for maybe the 5th time and loving it even more as I find new things in it I hadn't noticed before. I'm especially impressed by the writing about the "others", the wild creatures; it touches my heart and my intellect both. I find completely credible Gloss's description of how Charlotte would think and feel and act while she was lost, then while she was in the company of the wild beings, and after she was "found" by humans in a hiking club. I want to hold my arms out to her and say, "I know, I know."

Aug 08, 2012

July 2012 Montlake Branch book group selection.

Jul 19, 2012

A strong, adventurous, imaginative woman has a near-death experience that stirs up conflicts and questions about humanity and the natural world. Entertaining story set in a dramatic time and place.

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