The Tourist Trail


Product Details

Ashland Creek Press
Publish Date
5.25 X 8.0 X 0.64 inches | 0.71 pounds

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About the Author

John Yunker is a writer of short stories, novels, and plays. The Tourist Trail began as a short story by the same name and won the Phoebe Journal 2010 Fiction Prize. His full-length play Meat the Parents was a finalist in the 2014 Centre Stage New Plays Festival and 2015 AACT New Plays Contest semi-finalist. His one-act play Little Red House was published in the literary journal Mason's Road, and produced in 2014 by the Studio Players Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky. He is editor of the anthology Among Animals: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction and is co-founder of Ashland Creek Press, a publisher devoted to environmental and animal rights literature.


"Throughout the book, the passions and sincerity of animal advocates are captured with immense respect...Ultimately, the novel provides insight to the lives of animal activists, and shows the dangers-to activists themselves-of standing up for animals. The narrative also demonstrates the importance of fighting for justice for animals within the bounds of the law in a moving show of compassion for all those who advocate for animals." - Animal Legal Defense Fund

"What's impressive about this novel [is that] it occupies so much literary territory. It is at once a romance, an adventure story, an environmental polemic, and a keen study of just how animalistic humans are...It is a reader's pleasure, due in large part to the meticulous control with which Yunker commands his language." -Phoebe Literary Journal

"This immensely readable and exciting novel brings together the seemingly disjointed lives of characters who share a common thread: whether they know it or not, their purpose is to be devoted to the cause of helping animals...The Tourist Trail is epic, sprawling and strikingly cinematic." -Our Hen House