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The Word for Woman is Wilderness

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 320
Subject: Fiction

The Word for Woman is Wilderness

Abi Andrews

Funny, frank and tender, The Word for Woman is Wilderness is an adventure novel with a difference

Hardback(Preorder only)
9781781259078 (Published 1 Feb 2018)
£12.99

About the book

Erin is 19. She's never really left England, but she has watched Bear Grylls and wonders why it's always men who get to go on all the cool wilderness adventures. So Erin sets off on a voyage into the Alaskan wilderness, a one-woman challenge to the archetype of the rugged male explorer.

As Erin's journey takes her through the Arctic Circle, across the entire breadth of the American continent and finally to a lonely cabin in the wilds of Denali, she explores subjects as diverse as the moon landings, the Gaia hypothesis, loneliness, nuclear war, shamanism and the pill.

Filled with a sense of wonder for the natural world and a fierce love for preserving it, The Word for Woman is Wilderness is a funny, frank and tender account of a young woman in uncharted territory.

About the author

Abi Andrews was born in 1991 in the Midlands, and now lives and works in South East London. She studied English and creative writing at Goldsmiths, and her work has been published in The Dark Mountain Project, Tender, Five Dials and The Bohemyth, amongst others.

Reviews

Refreshing and funny and unlike anything else. I feel as if I've been waiting for this book for a long time

- Daisy Johnson, author of Fen

Additional Information

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 320
Subject: Fiction