After thoroughly enjoying Ridgeline by Michael Punke, I read his first book, The Revenant, which was adapted to a major motion picture film. The story is one of survival against all odds, and in this case, the driving force is revenge. Based on historical characters whose stories have become legendary, this book depicts the rough and tumble fur-trapping trade on a forbidding frontier.— From What Matt Is Reading
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A thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenth-century American frontier, the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh Glass
The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the company’s finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, Glass sets out, crawling at first, across hundreds of miles of uncharted American frontier. Based on a true story, The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession, the human will stretched to its limits, and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.
About the Author
Michael Punke is the author of several books including The Revenant, a #1 New York Times bestseller and basis for the Academy Award–winning film. In his diverse professional career, Punke has served as the US ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, history correspondent for the Montana Quarterly, and an adjunct professor at the University of Montana. As a high school and college student, he worked summers as a “living history interpreter” at Fort Laramie National Historic Site in Wyoming. He lives with his family in Montana and is an avid outdoorsman.
“The makings of a Western classic, Michael Punke's novel The Revenant provides muscle and sinew to the vengeful and epic tale of mountain man Hugh Glass that even a sow grizzly couldn't rend asunder.” —Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire novels
“A superb revenge story.” —The Washington Post Book World
“One of the great tales of the nineteenth-century West.” —The Salt Lake Tribune