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Rockhead: A Climbing Roadtrip to the Big Walls of Yosemite

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Unemployed geographer and rock climber Atlas can't seem to work or climb or even love right—but he's trying his best to learn how. As he ''vans'' his way across the US with his best friend—leaving one woman behind to follow another—he searches for a state of intense awareness called the ''rockhead,'' while struggling to discover what part of his self is purely will, and

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Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by Wise Ink Creative Publishing
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Sean Toren
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Rockhead came out of a lifetime obsession with rock climbing, ‘dirtbaggin’ (now known as the ‘vanlife’), mindfulness, and how to ‘live right’. I had several transformational moments as a younger climber and focused my efforts for many years on how to access not only athletic ‘flow’ states, but also compassionate mindfulness. The obsession/interest led me to climb on several continents, a B.A. in philosophy, an MFA in Creative Writing, over 15 years as a marketing,
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Karen Lundquist
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved meeting Toren’s characters, unique and interesting people that populate the world of climbing (and their friends and loved ones). His story is captivating, both the climbing quest and the personal journey Atlas undertakes.

In this day of short attention spans, I found myself making sure Rockhead accompanied me everywhere, getting a few precious pages or chapters in at every opportunity. His language evokes other worlds and paths and I found myself fully drawn in, all senses focused on
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Sean Toren has an M.F.A. in fiction from the University of Arizona. He has published short stories and non-fiction, written relationship columns, and worked for almost two decades as a copywriter and German translator. After rock climbing all over the world, he settled down in Minneapolis with his wife and son and became a psychotherapist.
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