Come West and See

Come West and See

by Maxim Loskutoff


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This searing debut reimagines the American West through linked stories describing a violent rural separatist movement.

In an isolated region of Idaho, Montana, and eastern Oregon known as the Redoubt, an armed occupation of a wildlife refuge is escalating into civil war. Against this backdrop, twelve stories of ordinary lives explore the loneliness, fragility, and heartbreak inherent to love. Families feel the far-reaching shockwaves of displacement and division. A mother makes a hard choice for her sons when their father goes to lead a standoff with the federal government. An unemployed carpenter joins a militia after his wife leaves him and the first airstrikes raze the streets of his hometown. A former soldier raises the daughter of a dead comrade in a bunker beneath an abandoned farm.

Ranging from the cities to the small towns of the West, and imbued with its own brand of radical empathy, Loskutoff's fiction is both timely and timeless. Come West and See surges with rage, longing, and fear, and offers startling insights into the wounds of the American people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393635584
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 551,557
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Raised in small towns in the west, award-winning author Maxim Loskutoff's stories and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals, including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review, as well as anthologies in the US and abroad. He lives in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana

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