The Heart of the Monster
Sub-Title:Why the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies Must Not Become an ExxonMobil Conduit to the Alberta Tar Sands
Publisher:All Against the Haul
THE HEART OF THE MONSTER consists of a 130-page essay by David James Duncan and a 130-page novella by Rick Bass. Duncan’s essay, entitled “The Heart of the Monster,” is a protest of the plan by oil corporations and politicians to turn the Northwest’s and Northern Rockies’ rivers, roads and wilderness into a tentacle of the largest and most destructive petroleum project in history: the Alberta Tar Sands. Bass’s novella, “A Short History of Montana, is a portrait of the backward evolution of a fictitious political figure as Big Oil and Big Energy’s concepts of power begin to stew in his head and eat away his heart.