A young world traveler recounts his restless adventures, from his experiences at a logging camp in Vermont, to his fish-packing job in Alaska, to his wrestle with death on a Chinese river.

Set Free in China

Sojourns on the Edge

Heller is not so much concerned with place as he is with people, and most of his essays have the fine-tuned dramatic timing of quality fiction. His prose is crisp and filled with many quiet yet effective moment”

— Kirkus Reviews