Eliza Murphy captures the West
I’m embarrassed to say I had never thought much about roadkill before meeting Eliza, last year at the University of Montana’s Environmental Writing Institute. I was struck then, as I am now, by Eliza’s unique perspective and strong voice.
"The Asphalt Graveyard" captures Eliza’s passion for wildlife, her knack with people, and her commitment to making this crazy world of ours make just a little more sense.
Moreover, the story captures the West: the people, the critters, the heartaches. The experience. Yet it does so in a way that is something of a departure for HCN. Eliza’s story is just that — a story. It’s human, it’s emotional, it’s intellectual. It ain’t "just the facts, ma’am." And that’s okay.
Salt Lake City, Utah