By Kevin Holdsworth
In essays that mix memoir with biography of position, Kevin Holdsworth creates a public heritage of the land he calls domestic: sturdy Water, Utah. The excessive barren region of south-central Utah is on the middle of the tales he tells here—about the folk, the “survivors and casualties” of the small, distant town—and is on the middle of his personal story.
Holdsworth additionally explores background at a private point: how local American heritage is preserved through neighborhood park officers; how Mormon settlers tailored to distant, rugged areas; how small groups allure and preserve these much less prone to thrive towards inhabitants facilities; and the way he grew to become occupied with neighborhood politics. He confronts the problems of land use and misuse within the West, from the shortcoming of water to greed and corruption over usual assets, but in addition considers life’s uncomplicated pleasures just like the price of surroundings and the significance of sometimes tossing a horseshoe.
Good Water’s depiction of modern day Utah and exploration of friendships and bonding at the Western panorama will fascinate and attract readers within the West and beyond.
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Good Water by Kevin Holdsworth