This Side of a Wilderness
“It has always been my understanding that truth and freedom can only exist in wild places.” - Daniel J. Rice
This is the book that started it all. From the founding publisher of Riverfeet Press, comes the comes the introspective journey of a young man searching for meaning to his life by escaping civilation and returning to nature.
Eli Sylvan is on a quest to rediscover the wilderness of his youth. He spends his weekends camping and fishing in the wild mountains of Wyoming, and then on Mondays he returns to the daily grind of the professional workforce. Feeling alienated from his friends and coworkers, Eli spends his evenings painting scenic landscapes, but this only intensifies his longing to be completely immersed in nature. Then he meets Lamara, a young woman who has a sophisticated flair and a deep affinity for the outdoors. Together they develop a plan to resign from their careers in Wyoming and move into an isolated northern Minnesota forest. But the challenge of escaping the comforts of society is greater than either anticipated, and they must prepare themselves for the possibility of failure.