middle of nowhere / best place on earth to write
Ike's Canyon Ranch
Ike's is 67 acres of remote, high plains desert paradise nestled in the foothills of the Toquima Range in the Monitor Valley in Central Nevada. We are at 7,200 feet elevation, surrounded by national forest and ranch land in America's Great Basin.
The ranch was once a stagecoach stop between Austin and Belmont, NV. The old, now refurbished, stone cabin stagecoach stop is one of our guest accommodations.
We get our mail and groceries 70 miles away, much of that on a dirt road.
We have no light pollution at all. Visitors see the Milky Way as a great road of stars across the night sky, sometimes for the first time in their lives.
Most people do not believe a place like this still exists.
It's so quiet here we can think.
J M Coetzee says of Pity the Beast:
‘Not since Faulkner have I read American prose so bristling with life and particularity.’
It is a Millions Most-Anticipated Book of Fall 2021.
Read reviews of the book, here.
Pre-order at And Other Stories
or Sundance Books in Reno, our local bookstore:
Or your Local Independent Bookstore