Having earned his writing chops as an award-winning author of short fiction, Lance Weller delivers an unforgettable novel set in post-Civil War America. Abel Truman, maimed at the Battle of the Wilderness and beset with old age, lives on the rugged coast of Washington State. Resolving to attend to personal matters set in motion long ago, Truman and his be-loved dog embark on a harrowing journey over the treacherous Olympic Mountains - and along the way experience horrors all too reminiscent of war.
Thirty years ago, Abel Truman found himself on the wrong side in the Battle of the Wilderness, one of the bloodiest clashes of the American Civil War. Now an old and ailing man, Abel must make one heroic final journey over snowbound mountains. Abel's tortured and ultimately redemptive path leads him to change the lives of those he meets, as he encounters compassion amid brutality and tenderness within loss.