Lighting Out: A Golden Year In Yosemite And The West by Daniel DuaneLighting Out: A Golden Year In Yosemite And The West by Daniel Duane

Lighting Out: A Golden Year In Yosemite And The West

byDaniel Duane

Paperback | March 15, 2015

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?On the granite faces of Yosemite, Duane's prose comes most alive... Lively and engaging.? - Kirkus Reviews?The contrast between the slacker climbing crowd and the New Age poseurs is enhanced by a wonderfully deadpan writing style that is rarely too technical for those unfamiliar with the sport. Highly recommended.? - Library Journal?[Duane] explores with fine irony and rare depth his awakening into manhood, love, and conquest?? - Isabel Allende - Well-regarded coming-of-age memoir about Yosemite and the West Coast in the 1990s - With a new afterword by the authorLighting Out by Daniel Duane is first and foremost, a coming-of-age memoir. But it's also about the Yosemite climbing lifestyle in the early 1990s and the author's effort to immerse himself in that dirtbag world while figuring out what to do with his life. It beautifully evokes a specific time and place, as well as captures that post-college searching and desire for adventure and romance that resonates for so many. From the Grateful Dead to an awkward tumble into a relationship, and from California surf towns to the sheer wall of El Cap, Duane's story journeys through loosely linked events and observations that, taken together, convey a tangible sense of freedom and the search for fulfillment.
Daniel Duane actively climbed in the Yosemite Valley from 1987 to 1992, then went on to get a PhD in American literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Lighting Out was his first book, published two years before his seminal cult favorite, Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast. His most recent book is How ...
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Title:Lighting Out: A Golden Year In Yosemite And The WestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.48 × 5.97 × 0.73 inPublished:March 15, 2015Publisher:The Mountaineers BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1594859213

ISBN - 13:9781594859212

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