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eBook Point Last Seen: A Woman Tracker's Story epub

by Hannah Nyala

eBook Point Last Seen: A Woman Tracker's Story epub
  • ISBN: 0807085367
  • Author: Hannah Nyala
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Specific Groups
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Beacon Press; 1st edition (1997)
  • Pages: 168 pages
  • ePUB size: 1707 kb
  • FB2 size 1797 kb
  • Formats mobi lrf azw mbr


Biography: general, Essays, journals, letters & other prose works, Women's studies, Women, General, Biography & Autobiography, Biography, Autobiography, phy, Personal Memoirs, Biography & Autobiography, Women, Literary, Footprints, Tracking and trailing, Missing persons, Family violence. New York : Pocket Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

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But overshadowing Nyala's experience as an increasingly capable tracker is the fact that she herself is a tracked woman. For her, the ability to see a "footprint in soft grass outside a bedroom window" becomes a matter of survival. Nyala recounts life-and-death rescue missions yet questions the "action-junkie" approach to tracking lost people.

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But Hannah Nyala's & Last Seen' has a stark honesty that captured me. .Female trackers are rarer than female hunters and Hannah Nyala is a master female tracker.

But Hannah Nyala's & Last Seen' has a stark honesty that captured me from the first paragraph and kept me interested all the way to her frank - and real world - closing page. Though I was conflicted that the word "conclusion" did not apply, because the build up to an airbrushed Hollywood final chapter would have undermined the gritty realism that permeates her life and that of her children, yet such an ending would have represented a wonderful reward for a life lived so hard. Battered, brutalised and initially broken, her story is heroic on a number of levels.

Hannah Nyala grew up in rural Mississippi, tracking animals through the woods to shoo them away from hunters' guns. Raised by increasingly religious parents, she jumped from their arms into a suffocating marriage with a man whose escalating violence rocked her life and threatened their children. Her escape from him is temporary and tainted-he repeatedly abducts the children-but allows her to polish nascent skills as a tracker on rescue teams in the national parks

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Augmenting its vidpic coffers, CBS has optioned Hannah Nyala’s book Point Last Seen: A Woman Tracker’s .

Augmenting its vidpic coffers, CBS has optioned Hannah Nyala’s book Point Last Seen: A Woman Tracker’s Story for a two-hour telefilm. Joe Broido, Les Alexander and Don Enright will exec produce the pic, set to be adapted by Ronni Kern, who also will serve as co-executive producer. Point Last Seen - which was published last month by Beacon Press - begins with tales of Nyala’s upbringing by increasingly religious parents in backwoods Mississippi. She later marries, then is forced to escape a vicious husband and moves to the desert to ease her grief.

Point Last Seen is a fantastic story of one woman's personal survival, growth and finding strength within herself. Nyala's calm, non self-pitying rendition of her story is powerfuly affecting, for this reader at least and likely many others

but first she had to fight for her own future, by teaching herself the skills of tracking in the Mojave Desert.

Comments: (7)
Thofyn
I'm not at all sure what drew me to this book - it's not my usual read, by any means.

But Hannah Nyala's `Point Last Seen' has a stark honesty that captured me from the first paragraph and kept me interested all the way to her frank - and real world - closing page. Though I was conflicted that the word "conclusion" did not apply, because the build up to an airbrushed Hollywood final chapter would have undermined the gritty realism that permeates her life and that of her children, yet such an ending would have represented a wonderful reward for a life lived so hard.

Nyala's writing style is sparse and poignant, allowing the harsh physicality of the Mojave Desert to mirror the emotional terrain she offers up so matter of factly. Battered, brutalised and initially broken, her story is heroic on a number of levels. Hers is the challenge of personal courage slowly nurtured from the sad failings of expectations repeatedly dashed. It resonates with the subtle complexity of a straightforward story told simply and clearly, and even if the ending isn't Hollywood, you'll probably wish that for her sake it should have been.
Anayalore
This is a powerful testimony to the author's inner strength and her incredible journey through abuse, horror, and survival. Although the story is wrenching, the reader is carried and at times sheltered by the author's own intellectual and emotional process of building up a context in which she can understand and transcend, all the while working to save her children and maybe even herself. I stayed up all night to finish this book in one setting.
Goldcrusher
Loved the book.
Zainn
POINT LAST SEEN is a fascinating autobiography not because it provides an insightful look at a female tracker rising above an abusive relationship, but because the nonfiction book lacks the polished skills of a professional co-author sanitizing any feelings out of the account. Instead this time the reader obtains the heart-felt inner soul of an individual seeking to better herself and her children through a skill learned from her grandmother that brings the author in harmony with herself, her family (except the ex) and nature. Hannah Nyala describes the duality of her life. Her anecdotes of locating individuals lost in the wilds are incredible, as these stories read more like strong fiction similar in a sense to her wonderful novel, LEAVE NO TRACE. She also describes her personal life starting as a Mississippi dropout to becoming a teenage battered spouse with two children to her escape to freedom and finally to tracking her abducted children when her husband and his goons kidnap them. Though lacking a professional sheen, biography fans will want to track down this strong account of a woman survivor.

Harriet Klausner
Marelyne
Female trackers are rarer than female hunters and Hannah Nyala is a master female tracker. Her book reveals the painful side of her life as she takes us down the battered trail of "a woman who stayed with a husband that beat her". And she opens up the tasks and thinking of a professional tracker. She shows how the act of following footprints on the ground leeds to a philosophy of life. For example these tracker truths are worth pondering:
1) As we hurry towards our goals in life we miss the subtleties of life itself.
2) Details mater enormously as you track...evidence of life, of movement, is what a tracker must find first.... Pattern are crucial.
3) Retracing steps requires getting alarmingly close to what is most unknown in ourselves
4) It is the little things, the tiny decision or non-decisions, that contribute most to losing one's way.
5) Part of the process of getting lost is losing sight of your reference point without noticing that it has disappeared.
Point last seen ...for a tracker is vitally important, getting to that location before all signs of the lost are destroyed is the trackers first priority. This is an enterating and engaging book. Recommended
Topmen
Female trackers are rarer than female hunters and Hannah Nyala is a master female tracker. Her book reveals the painful side of her life as she takes us down the battered trail of "a woman who stayed with a husband that beat her". And she opens up the tasks and thinking of a professional tracker. She shows how the act of following footprints on the ground leeds to a philosophy of life. For example these tracker truths are worth pondering:
1) As we hurry towards our goals in life we miss the subtleties of life itself.
2) Details mater enormously as you track...evidence of life, of movement, is what a tracker must find first.... Pattern are crucial.
3) Retracing steps requires getting alarmingly close to what is most unknown in ourselves
4) It is the little things, the tiny decision or non-decisions, that contribute most to losing one's way.
5) Part of the process of getting lost is losing sight of your reference point without noticing that it has disappeared.
Point last seen ...for a tracker is vitally important, getting to that location before all signs of the lost are destroyed is the trackers first priority. This is an enterating and engaging book. Recommended
Nilarius
Hannah Nyala's life is of duality and parallels, where a childhood skills of tracking is her saving grace in her family and professional life. I was far more interested in learning how people track and how they see the world compared to the rest of us who generally have heads in the clouds, where as trackers are literally grounded. Nyala skillfully applies the tracker skills to narrating why women such as she stay in abusive marriages and how she would eventually find the confidence and strength to search for a different and better life, which parallels her growing skill as a tracker of lost hikers and frightened children. She would even journey to Africa to better her tracking skills and there she would realize domestic violence crosses culture, race, and class. Her writing style is calm and lacks self-pity. Nyala has a clear eye for those around her even when the future (goal) is yet to be found.
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