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From the author of the bestselling Snow Falling on Cedars, a coming-of-age novel that presents two powerfully different visions of what it means to live a good life and the compromises that come with fulfillment.

John William Barry and Neil Countryman shared a love of the outdoors, trekking often into Washington's remote backcountry where they had to rely on their wits—and each other—to survive. Soon after graduating from college, Neil sets out on a path that will lead him toward a life as a devoted schoolteacher and family man. But John William makes a radically different choice, dropping out of college and moving deep into the woods. When he enlists Neil to help him disappear completely, Neil finds himself drawn into a web of agonizing responsibility, deceit, and tragedy—one that will finally break open with a wholly unexpected, life-altering revelation.

About the Author

David Guterson is the author of three previous novels and a story collection, The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind. His debut novel, the #1 best-selling Snow Falling on Cedars, received the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award. He is the author of East of the Mountains and Our Lady of the Forest.

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pamoc216, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by pamoc216)
I really loved this book. I think itmay be my favorite of Guterson's books. John Williams is an absorbing character. His story takes us out of the norm. His great friend tells his story.

"Go out when I go out. Hike out with me."
"The Book of Nightmares. Isn't that a great title?'
I said,"please."
He gave me the finger. "You're their emissary," he said. You're the oldest trick in their book--a traitor."

A greaty story taking place in a great part of the country.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307274816
Author:
Guterson, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Male friendship
Subject:
Washington (state)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.16 x .83 in .625 lb

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