Edward Abbey’s ribald novel The Monkey Wrench Gang ends with Green Beret George Washington Hayduke III dangling from a cliff as armed soldiers try to arrest him for sabotaging construction projects that would spoil his beloved wilderness. In Hayduke Lives!, the gritty and charismatic hero reunites with his friends to fight against uranium mines, power plants, and the greedy corporate powers behind them.
George Washington Hayduke III was last seen clinging to a rock face in the wilds of Utah as an armed posse hunted him down for his eco-radicalist crimes. Now he is back with a fiery need for vengeance.
In this sequel to the enormously popular and entertaining The Monkey Wrench Gang, Hayduke teams up with his old pals Doc Sarvis, Seldom Seen Smith, and Bonnie Abbzug in a battle against the world’s biggest earth-moving machine. Fundamentalist preacher Dudley Love, the mastermind behind “G O L I A T H,” wants to turn the Grand Canyon into a uranium mine, but not if eco-warrior Hayduke and his group of committed environmentalist friends have anything to say about it.
Hayduke Lives! is full of noisy politics and seemingly improbable situations (yet all too real) that showcase Abbey’s energetic prose and his infectious comic genius as a writer.
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