Forrest Gander is an American poet, essayist, novelist, critic, and translator.

Lost Careers: A Geologist, Probably

If not a writer, then probably a geologist. I majored in geology, was heading to graduate school in paleontology, and then the clichéd, familiar dark angel touched my shoulder with a finger and the doctor said, third-stage melanoma, let’s go. . . .
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