Join us for a book talk with Erika Howsare, author of The Age of Deer: Trouble and Kinship with our Wild Neighbors. An audience Q&A will follow. This in-person event will be cosponsored by The Living Earth School and will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: The Age of Deer is a masterful hybrid of nature writing and cultural studies that investigates our connection with deer—from mythology to biology, from forests to cities, from coexistence to control and extermination—and invites readers to contemplate the paradoxes of how humans interact with and shape the natural world.
Deer have been an important part of the world that humans occupy for millennia. They’re one of the only large animals that can thrive in our presence. In the twenty-first century, our relationship is full of contradictions: we hunt and protect them, we cull them from suburbs while making them an icon of wilderness, we see them both as victims and as pests. But there is no doubt that we have a connection to deer: in mythology and story, in ecosystems biological and digital, in cities and in forests.
About the Author: Erika Howsare holds an MFA in literary arts from Brown University and has published two books of poetry. She also worked in local journalism for twenty years, covering culture and environmental issues. She teaches writing and contributes reviews and essays to various national outlets. A native of Pennsylvania, she lives in rural Virginia.
The Age of Deer will be released on January 2. To order the book, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552.
"By paying close attention to an animal often seen but rarely observed, Howsare reveals that deer are far more mysterious and complicated—and far more deeply embedded in our lives and collective histories—than they may seem. The Age of Deer is a wonderfully perceptive, absorbing, and rewarding exploration of life in all its interconnected forms."
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Erika Howsare Photo Credit: Meredith Coe