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Running After Antelope

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February 12, 2002 | Paperback | 5.5 x 8.5, 144 Pages | ISBN 9781582431796
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"Surreal and surprising, funny and unsettling, Carrier's ebullient work defies common sense and annihilates the commonplace." —Kirkus

The wildly various stories in Running After Antelope are connected and illuminated by a singular passion: the author’s attempt to run down a pronghorn antelope. His pursuit—odd, funny, and inspired—is juxtaposed with stories about sibling rivalry, falling in love, and working as a journalist in war-torn countries. Scott Carrier provides a most unique record of a most unique life.

SCOTT CARRIER is an American author, Peabody award-winning radio producer, and educator. He started working as an independent writer and producer for NPR’s “All Things Considered” in 1983. Since 1994 he has been a contributor to Ira Glass’s “This American Life.” His writing has appeared in Harper’s, Esquire, and Rolling Stone. He lives in Salt Lake City with his family.


“Carrier, a regular contributor to Ira Glass’s This American Life, sees the experiences of life as a series of little stories to be shared. In this slim narrative, he gathers his autobiographical essays from radio as well as longer stories that have appeared in Harper’s and Esquire, organizes them in chronological order, and envelopes the reader with his quests… Carrier writes with humor and wit while inviting his readers into his thoughts, his stories, and his imagination.” —Library Journal

“Surreal and surprising, funny and unsettling, Carrier’s ebullient work defies common sense and annihilates the commonplace.” —Kirkus

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