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Desert Chrome: Water, a Woman, and Wild Horses in the West By Kathryn Wilder Cover Image

Desert Chrome: Water, a Woman, and Wild Horses in the West (Paperback)


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2022 National Indie Excellence Award Winner, Colorado Book Award Winner, Nautilus Silver Award Winner, Reading The West Longlist Nominee, Sarton Awards Shortlist Book

"Testimony to the healing power of wildness...a candid memoir that interweaves a trajectory of loss, pain, and hard-won serenity with a paean to wild horses."

Kathryn Wilder's personal story of grief, motherhood, and return to the desert entwines with the story of America's mustangs as Wilder makes a home on the Colorado Plateau, her property bordering a mustang herd. Desert Chrome illuminates these controversial creatures--their complex history in the Americas, their powerful presence on the landscape, and ways to help both horses and habitats stay wild in the arid West--and celebrates the animal nature in us all.
KATHRYN WILDER's work, cited in Best American Essays and nominated for the Pushcart Prize, has appeared in such publications as High Desert Journal, River Teeth, Fourth Genre, Sierra, and many anthologies and Hawai'i magazines. A past finalist for the Ellen Meloy Fund Desert Writers Award and the Waterston Desert Writing Prize, Wilder holds an MA from Northern Arizona University and an MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts. She lives among mustangs in southwestern Colorado.
Product Details ISBN: 9781948814362
ISBN-10: 1948814366
Publisher: Torrey House Press
Publication Date: May 18th, 2021
Pages: 350
Language: English