september, 2016

13sep7:00 pm- 8:00 pmFinding Abbey7:00 pm - 8:00 pm MT Crested Butte

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Event Details

When the great environmental writer Edward Abbey died in 1989, four of his friends buried him secretly in a hidden desert spot that no one would ever find. The final resting place of the Thoreau of the American West remains unknown and has become part of American folklore. In this book a young writer who went looking for Abbey’s grave combines an account of his quest with a creative biography of Abbey.

Sean Prentiss takes readers across the country as he gathers clues from his research, travel, and interviews with some of Abbey’s closest friends—including Jack Loeffler, Ken “Seldom Seen” Sleight, David Petersen, and Doug Peacock. Along the way, Prentiss examines his own sense of rootlessness as he attempts to unravel Abbey’s complicated legacy, raising larger questions about the meaning of place and home.

Order a copy of this 2016 Colorado Book Award Finalist book here.

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm MT

Location

Crested Butte

504 Maroon Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224

Organizer

Crested Butte Library970-349-6535