Killed by Pheasant is a loving ode to the prairies of the
Midwest, to west central Iowa, and to family connections that stretch
from his Swedish ancestors to his parents to his wife and children.
embraces “the opportunity, as always, to settle, to remember, and
be ready.” This quest sounds more portentous than it is once
enriched with Price’s gentle humor and endearing empathy.
Sharing stories of home, secrets of landscape, and binding ties to
both, he weaves history and memory to create permanent kinships for
himself and for his readers.
Man Killed by Pheasant and Other Kinships
by John Price
Of Iowa Press,
The Nature Pages