Fort Greene-based author Steve Rinella grew up in Twin Lake, Michigan, the son of a hunter who taught his three sons to love the natural world the way he did. His new book Meat Eater chronicles Rinella’s lifelong relationship with nature and hunting through the lens of ten hunts, beginning when he was an aspiring mountain man at age ten and ending as a thirty-seven-year-old Brooklyn father who hunts the remotest corners of North America. Through each story, he grapples with themes such as the vanishing frontier, the ethics of killing, the allure of hunting trophies, the responsibilities that human predators have to their prey, and the disappearance of the hunter himself as Americans lose their connection with the way their food finds its way to their tables. Rinella will talk about the book with his friend Benjamin Wallace, a contributing editor at New York magazine and New York Times bestselling author of The Billionaire's Vinegar.
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