Down East 2013 ©
Photographs/Illustrations by Dave Steenson
For answers to this question, C. Stanley Mason turns an ear to the wind. His listening has produced these essays, in which he rehearses the lessons taught--and the questions left unanswered--by the breeze that blows through wild places.
The results are often funny, sometimes sorrowful, always passionate, yet humble and ever hopeful. Through it all, from northern grouse woods to prairie duck marshes, Mason discerns a unifying story of life, death, and resurrection.
Voices on the Wind combines hunting tales with environmental history and thoughtful reflection about why bird hunters do what they do. Here is a celebration of bird hunting as spiritual quest, as participatory environmentalism, and as a powerful metaphor for the search for grace and goodness.