By Robert Olmstead
In September 1873, Elizabeth Coughlin, a widow bankrupted by means of her husband’s folly and dying, embarks on a buffalo hunt along with her estranged and mysterious brother-in-law, Michael. with out cash, no relatives, no activity or protection, she hopes to salvage whatever of her former existence and the lives of the employed males and their households who rely on her. The buffalo hunt that her husband had deliberate, she now realizes, was once his final desire for saving their land.
Elizabeth and Michael plunge south around the aptly named time limit demarcating Indian Territory from their domestic kingdom, Kansas. not anything can have ready them for the hazards: rattlesnakes, rabies, wildfire, lightning moves, blue northers, flash floods, threats to existence in such a lot of methods. They’re on borrowed time: the Comanche are in wintry weather quarters, and the tough paintings of slaughtering the buffalo is unraveling their souls. they need to come again alive.
this can be a gripping narrative of that notorious hunt, which drove the buffalo inhabitants to close extinction--the tale of a second in our background within which mass destruction of an animal inhabitants was once noticeable because the in simple terms path to fiscal solvency. yet it’s additionally the intimate tale of ways that hunt replaced Michael and Elizabeth forever.
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Savage Country: A Novel by Robert Olmstead