Come West and See (Hardcover)

Stories

By Maxim Loskutoff

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393635584, 240pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2018

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Description

Come West and See is a work both timely and timeless. Set in the Redoubt, an isolated triangle of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming where an armed occupation of a wildlife refuge escalates into a separatist uprising, these stories explore the loneliness, insecurity, and frustration inherent to love and heartbreak. A lakeside wedding drunkenly devolves into a cruel charade; an unemployed carpenter joins a militia after his wife leaves him; and a former soldier raises the daughter of a dead comrade in a bunker beneath an abandoned farm. Come West and See explores divisions both personal and political, offering startling insights into the wounds of the American people and a powerful new vision of the West.

"A ferocious love letter to the forgotten and the scorned . . . unlike any book you'll read this year."-- Matt Gallagher, author of Youngblood and Kaboom



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