Poet-broker Ed Rosenthal caused a national news-stir in 2010 when the 64-year-old went missing in the Mojave Desert on a routine vacation. He credits his remarkable survival of a 6‑day ordeal being lost in the Mojave Desert to his Jewish roots, his love for his family, and his faith. Now, a decade later after conquering his PTSD and regaining his health, he has written an interdimensional memoir of this experience. The book is both an exciting adventure story of a hiker who inexplicably loses his way on his favorite trail during a searing heatwave, and a reflection on the key moments in his life as a Jew that have brought him to this ultimate test of his strength and his faith. As a poet, Rosenthal’s love of the desert and landscape is paramount, and it is in the details of that environment — the stones, an acacia tree, canyon walls, and the stars, that he finds his poet’s voice. Rosenthal grew up in the projects in Rockaway, Queens and has made his professional life amongst a garrulous bunch of landlords in Downtown Los Angeles.
Salvation Canyon: A True Story of Desert Survival in Joshua Tree
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2019
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