By Edward Abbey
Now in a Harper Perennial glossy Classics version, the undying novel that chronicles a reckless romance within the desolate tract, from Edward Abbey, considered one of America’s optimal defenders of the common environment.
Black Sun is a bittersweet love tale related to an iconoclastic woodland ranger and a freckle-faced “American princess” part his age. Like woman Chatterley’s lover, he initiates her into the rites of intercourse and the stark, mystery harmonies of his wasteland nation. She, in flip, awakens in him the excitement of affection. Then she mysteriously disappears, plunging him into desolation.
Black Sun is a novel novel in Abbey’s repertoire, a romantic tale of a solitary man’s ardour for the outside and for a girl who's his desolate tract muse.
“Like so much sincere novels, Black Sun is partially autobiographical, usually invention, and fully real. The voice that speaks during this publication is the passionate voice of the forest,” Abbey writes, “the insanity of hope, and the enjoyment of affection, and the suffering of ultimate loss.”