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Across the High Lonesome

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"Across the High Lonesome" is a modern western odyssey that invites the reader to hitch a ride through the glacial carved vales and over the high lonesome passes of California's "Range of Light." A journey of love, pain, and adventure, brimming with unforgettable characters, salty humor, and recalcitrant mules.

Molly Mendoza is fresh out of college and on the run from an engagement-gone-bad to her yuppie fiancé. She has no idea what awaits her when she arrives at Granite Creek Pack Station for her first summer, she only knows she is ready to find a new path in life.

Dwight Broussard is a longtime packer and guide, a nineteenth-century man trying to get by in the twentieth-century. Dwight lives by a freedom loving code that keeps his relationships short and sweet, that is until he meets Molly Mendoza.

Jake Tustin is the kid of the outfit. Unfortunately, trouble seems to hover over Jake like a black cloud. Whether it's crashing a truck or a string of mules, the young man appears destined for failure. Can Jake last long enough prove himself as a packer?

"Across the High Lonesome" distills a lifetime of packing experience into an engaging work of fiction. It is a fascinating look at the life of packers - the high mountain cowboys who pack gear and tourists, on the backs of mules, into the remote regions of California's High Sierra backcountry.


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January 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: Across the High Lonesome
Author(s): James McNay Brumfield
ISBN: 0-9745309-3-X / 978-0-9745309-3-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tres Picos Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA