Inspired by a year of hiking 120 desert canyons, Where the Rain Children Sleep is nature writing in the best tradition of Edward Abbey, Ellen Meloy, and Craig Childs. Much more than one man's memoir of his time in these canyons, it is an eclectic, well-informed, critical, and in-depth collection punctuated by flashes of humour and whimsy.
Michael Engelhard is an avid outdoorsman and essayist with a particular interest in cultural ecology and the symbolic dimension of landscapes. He is the author of Redrock Almanac: Canyon Country Vignettes and the editor of Wild Moments: Adventures with Animals of the North. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.