Alden Jones’s The Wanting Was a Wilderness—A Review

Both literary criticism and memoir, Alden Jones’s The Wanting Was a Wilderness serves to deconstruct the craft through Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild, and to construct her own narrative. It begins and ends with a hallmark candidness, such as in the second chapter, “This is Not the Book I Sat Down to Write,” where we are enfolded into a thoughtful confession of the writing process as informed by real life.
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