Light on the Devils: Coming of Age on the Klamath (Paperback)

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When Louise Wagenknecht's family arrived in the remote logging town of Happy Camp in 1962, a boundless optimism reigned. Whites and Indians worked together in the woods and the lumber mills of northern California's Klamath country. Logging and lumber mills, it seemed, would hold communities together forever.

But that booming prosperity would come to an end. Looking back on her teenage years spent along the Klamath River, Louise Wagenknecht recounts a vanishing way of life. She explores the dynamics of family relationships and the contradictions of being female in a western logging town in the 1960s. And she paints an evocative portrait of the landscape and her relationship with it.

"Light on the Devils" is a readable and elegant memoir of place. It will appeal to general readers interested in the Pacific Northwest, personal memoir, history, and natural history.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780870716119
ISBN-10: 0870716115
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2011
Pages: 216
Language: English