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novelist, fiddler, geologist, activist, radical troublemaker

Background Information

PD Allen lives in a cabin in a remote section of the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with a fey spirit that answers to the human name of Elizabeth. Their cabin is equipped with a hand pump to draw water. Electricity is provided by a bicycle hooked to a small generator.

He spends his days hunting, fishing and foraging. He travels around the UP a great deal, gathering folklore and exploring various mysteries. He also practices shamanism, and can sometimes be seen traveling through the wilderness, flying from treetop to treetop. Occasionally he assumes the form of a black panther, a large red fox or a hawk.

On clear nights when there is a full moon, locals say you can hear him playing his fiddle high up in the mountains. The Indians say he plays for the little Manitou, which come out to dance and caper.

At least once per week, he travels twenty-five miles on foot to the nearest cybercafe - Walt's Bait and Cybercafe. There he updates his blog - Of Our Own Design.

twitter: AllenPD (for the moment)

favourite books

That's a hard one.
Thomas Wolfe - Look Homeward Angel & Of Time and the River
James Joyce - Ulysses & Finnigan's Wake
William Blake
Lewis Carroll
Edgar Allen Poe
Fiodor Dostoevsky
Franz Kafka
Anais Nin's Journals
Richard Brautigan
Jack Kerouac
China Mieville - Perdido Street Station
Derrick Jensen
Daniel Quinn - Ishmael & The Story of B
Stephan King - It & Gunslinger series
George R.R. Martin - Song of Ice & Fire series
Cormac McCarthy
Neal Stephenson - Snow Crash
Patrick Rothfuss - The Name of the Wind
M. John Harrison - Viriconium
Charles DeLint
Tom Brown Jr - his autobiographical books and his field guides. I believe he wrote some of the most important books in print. Truly forgotten knowledge, forgotten but vital.

Too many others to mention

Birth Place
Pontiac, MI USA
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