Home to a few hundred people yet absent from state maps, Words, Wisconsin, comes richly to life by way of an extraordinary cast of characters: a cantankerous retiree, a lifelong paraplegic, a former drifter, and many others. At once intimate and funny, wise and generous, this novel is an unforgettable story of contemporary life in rural America.
This fascinating account of life on North America’s last frontier chronicles the transformation of the Arctic as the mainstream moves relentlessly north. Essays and photographs offer an ode to respect––that oft-forsaken, unromantic quality––for the land, for animals, and for “something as virtuous as gathering food.”
Allison Haberstroh is the Development Associate at Milkweed Editions. Prior to joining Milkweed in 2015, she completed development and creative campaign internships at Graywolf Press and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Allison earned degrees in English and French Studies from the University of Minnesota.