Susan Zakin

Susan Zakin is the author of Coyotes and Town Dogs: Earth First! and the Environmental Movement (Viking, 1993) and the editor of Naked: Writers Uncover the Way We Live on Earth (Four Walls Eight Windows, 2004). As a journalist, she became one of the country’s most respected sources on environmental politics. She is at work on a novel about a West African warlord in exile in suburban Virginia.

Men in the Dunes

We’re the bad people who are ruining the earth.” I smile. He smiles. He looks like Sam Peckinpah, road-worn and grizzled. His friend is younger, a Brad Pitt look-alike stalled out somewhere east of Hollywood. The Southern California desert always…