The essays and art of Wilderness will make you
consider anew everything from ant spirals and
octopus dances to
woodpecker tongues and the love songs of frogs.
Wander the trail of Rennie Sparks’s dreams from
Charles Manson, an immortal
jellyfish, and a headless chicken to Bigfoot, the
Venus of Willendorf, and the secret language of
crows. This book is a
companion to The Handsome Family’s collection of
songs also entitled Wilderness. Many
of the ideas behind the songs of Wilderness
are expanded here and intertwined with Rennie
Sparks’s always intriguing
thoughts on life, death, and all the miraculous
moments in between.