2023 Southwest Books of the Year winner, 2023 Reading the West Nonfiction Award winner, Foreword INDIES Silver Award winner, and Colorado Book Award finalist"Childs guides readers through a long lived in landscape and helps us see more clearly what's been drawn upon the ancient stones."
--CAMILLE T. DUNGYCraig Childs bears witness to rock art of the Colorado Plateau--bighorn sheep pecked behind boulders, tiny spirals in stone, human figures with upraised arms shifting with the desert light, each one a portal to the open mouth of time. With a spirit of generosity, humility, and love of the arid, intricate landscapes of the desert Southwest, Childs sets these ancient communications in context, inviting readers to look and listen deeply.
About the Author
CRAIG CHILDS has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, including Virga and Bone, The Secret Knowledge of Water, and Atlas of a Lost World. He is a contributing editor at Adventure Journal Quarterly and his work has appeared in the Atlantic, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times. He lives in southwest Colorado.