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All the wrong places: a life lost and found

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In his debut Fire Season, Philip Connors recounted with lyricism, wisdom, and grace his decade as a fire lookout high above remote New Mexico. Now he tells the story of what made solitude on the mountain so attractive: the years he spent reeling in the wake of a family tragedy.

At the age of twenty-three, Connors was a young man on the make. He'd left behind the Minnesota pig farm on which he'd grown up and the brother with whom he'd never been especially close. He had a magazine job lined up in New York City and a future unfolding exactly as he'd hoped. Then one phone call out of the blue changed everything. All the Wrong Places is a searingly honest account of the aftermath of his brother's shocking death, exploring both the pathos and the unlikely humor of a life unmoored by loss.

Beginning with the otherworldly beauty of a hot-air-balloon ride over the skies of Albuquerque and ending in the wilderness of the American borderlands, this is the story of a man paying tribute to the dead by unconsciously willing himself into all the wrong places, whether at the copy desk of the Wall Street Journal, the gritty streets of Bed-Stuy in the 1990s, or the smoking rubble of the World Trade Center. With ruthless clarity and a keen sense of the absurd, Connors slowly unmasks the truth about his brother and himself, to devastating effect. Like Cheryl Strayed's Wild, this is a powerful look back at wayward years--and a redemptive story about finding one's rightful home in the world.

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subject_facet Aldo Leopold Wilderness (N.M.), Bereavement -- Psychological aspects, Brothers -- Death, Connors, Philip, Fire lookouts -- New Mexico, Forest fires -- Detection -- New Mexico, Journalists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography, New York (N.Y.) -- Biography, Suicide victims -- Family relationships, Wall Street journal
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title_full All the wrong places : a life lost and found / Philip Connors, All the wrong places : a life lost and found [electronic resource] / Philip Connors
title_short All the wrong places :
title_sub a life lost and found
topic_facet Bereavement, Brothers, Connors, Philip, Death, Detection, Family relationships, Fire lookouts, Forest fires, Journalists, Psychological aspects, Suicide victims