Tenaya has never left Yosemite Valley. He was born in a car by the Merced River, and grew up in a hidden camp with his parents, surviving on fish, acorns, and unfinished food thrown away by the park's millions of tourists. But despite its splendor, Tenaya's Yosemite is a visceral place of opposites, at once beautiful, dangerous, and violent. When he meets Lucy, a young woman from the south side of the park, Tenaya must choose between this new relationship and the Valley, terrorism and legend, the sacred versus the material.

In this modern retelling of Samson and Delilah, Graphic the Valley explores mythical strength, worldly greed, love, lust, and epic destruction. Set entirely in the majestic Yosemite Valley, Hoffmeister recalls Edward Abbey's vivid sense of place and urgent call for preservation of one of the world's most spectacular sites.



Praise for this book

"Hoffmeister, like James Joyce, is a man inventing language. He has no time for, no patience with, commonplace storytelling or obvious frames. He’s a remarkable writer, this Hoffmeister, but he’s not an easy one. Easy doesn’t interest him." - Beth Kephart


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Title: Graphic the Valley
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ISBN: 1-4405-6203-2 / 978-1-4405-6203-7 (USA edition)
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