In this brand new memoir, a son tells the story of his father, a talented outdoorsman and troubled family man, who buys a 100-acre hunting property in Michigan to bond the family. Their relationship to that degraded landscape becomes a way for them to negotiate their relationships with each other. The writer David George Haskell writes, “Kuipers has an extraordinary ear. With great acuity and insight he hears and interprets the voices of human family and ecological community. In beautiful prose, he uncovers and honors both the brokenness and the joy of our relationships with each other and the land.”
The Deer Camp was published on May 14. Dean Kuipers was the deputy music editor of the Los Angeles Times entertainment site, and his previous books include Operation Bite Back and Burning Rainbow Farm.