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Barry Lopez (author), James Perrin Warren (introduction), Barry Moser (illustrations)

Six short stories about the natural world by the National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams

The six stories in Outside showcase Barry Lopez’s superb talent as a fiction writer. They offer profound insight into the relationships between humans and animals, creativity and beauty, and, ultimately, life and death. Again and again, whether portraying a boy who can change places with his half-coyote dog or a teacher who illuminates the meaning of friendship, Lopez reveals the exterior and the interior, the elemental and the sacred. Eleven engravings by legendary artist Barry Moser provide a meditative experience that parallels Lopez’s complex sense of our relationship to nature.

As James Perrin Warren says in his compelling introduction, “Lopez’s narrators bear witness to extraordinary patterns and purposes . . . The storyteller is vital to the community and to a healthy landscape, but the vital relationship is also reciprocal. . . . We participate, along with Lopez, in the long history of storytelling. We become part of the atmosphere in which wisdom shows itself.”


“[Barry Lopez is] a powerful storyteller.”

Margaret Atwood

“[Barry Lopez] leaves all the right things unsaid, and the silence resonates.”


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  • Pages: 120
  • Size: 7 X 9
  • Edition: 1st Trade Edition
  • Published: Mar 2014
  • Status: Available
  • ISBN: 9781595341891
  • Illustrations: 11
  • Price: $18.95
  • Published: Mar 2013
  • Status: Available
  • ISBN: 9781595341884
  • Illustrations: 11