“For three generations the men of the Drummond family found peace and purpose hunting elk in the Rocky Mountains of Western Montana.”
O’Connell’s compelling story follows two brothers, orphaned as teens, as they carry on the hunting traditions of their father and grandfather. As adults, the boys’ paths diverge: Shannon, the eldest, pursues education and a life of politics and family. Edgar, the younger brother, struggles to find his place in a turbulent world, mostly of his own making, as he lives out his family’s legacy: The Drummond men “died young, they died broke and each fall they slipped off into the mountains with an insatiable fever.”
The brothers become estranged until frightening events in their everyday lives bring them together in a fascinating adventure in the wild, where they re-forge a bond that cannot be ignored, even under the most dangerous of circumstances.
O’Connell has previously authored The Twilight of Summer and Dying in the Twilight of Summer. He resides in Helena.
– Judy Shafter