Lost Canyon

Lost Canyon

A Novel

Book - 2015
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Four people on a backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada have been drawn to the mountains for reasons as diverse as their own lives. When they start up a pristine mountain trail that hasn't been traveled in years, all they have to guide them is a hand-drawn map of a remote, mysterious place called Lost Canyon. At first the route offers all the freedom and exhilaration they'd hoped for. But when they stumble onto someone who doesn't want to be found, the group finds itself faced with a series of dangerous conflicts, moral dilemmas, confrontations with nature, and an all-out struggle for survival.
Publisher: [Brooklyn, New York] : Akashic Books, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781617753541
1617753548
9781617753534
161775353X
Branch Call Number: Fiction Revoyr
Characteristics: 319 pages : map ; 22 cm

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MintyFreeze
Jan 15, 2016

Not a bad book! I skimmed through in some places, and ended up getting caught up in the story. The writing style isn't too "fancy". More of a plot-driven book. I would recommend.

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lostintheshelves
Oct 26, 2015

This thriller about a hiking trip gone wrong is a fast-paced, fun read deepened by good character work.

Gwen, a burned out black social worker who doubts her physical capabilities; Oscar, a macho Latino real estate agent with skewed priorities; and Todd, a wealthy white lawyer in the midst of a mid-life crisis join Tracy, a half-Japanese, half-white physical trainer with survivalist leanings on a hike through the Sierra Nevadas. Things go very wrong, and soon the group is struggling with moral dilemmas and their own survival. All three of the point-of-view characters are much more than their race, though it affects the way the deal with the challenges, and they grow in satisfying ways during their suspenseful journey. Gwen and Todd are especially well-written (Oscar is less fleshed-out) and the story is suspenseful and entertaining while making you think. Revoyr also writes with clear-eyed and up-to-the-minute accuracy about today's marijuana wars in the US national parks and their racial realities, adding a voice that thinks intelligently about race to the legalization debate.

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athena14
Aug 30, 2015

While it gets exciting, the story takes far too long to get going. No need for background reports on all the hikers.

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csut2
Aug 30, 2015

Highly recommended by SFl Chron

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