In Botts' self published book he candidly shares story after story with the reader often saying things many wouldn't have the gumption to say about a decade on an "End-time" farm in Hoonah. Botts never truly feels he belongs in the life of an end-time farm member, but unwilling to leave his family, he stays for what becomes a truly original Alaskan tale. As he says in opening, "Not the usual encounters with grizzlies and blizzards, though there were certainly those."
Botts scrawls a descriptive picture of Hoonah and the unique people who inhabited it during the 80's. Admitting up-front that he "hate's cold weather" and is "not an adventure seeker," but that is precisely what he finds. In this personal and direct dialogue, Botts could just as well be right there talking to the reader over a cup of coffee and some salmon lox.
Wilderness Blues by Tom Botts
Wilderness Blues can be found for sale at Hearthside books where he will be doing a meet and greet signing March 1st.