Two men, who met in high school and went to college together, take two strikingly different paths. Though they shared a connection through their love of nature, their friendship is unlikely. One man becomes an English teacher, a husband, a father, while the other goes off to live a life as a hermit deep in the woods of Washington.
This intriguing coming-of-age novel by David Guterson explores what it means to live a good life, whether it is following the typical path to success and fulfillment or following your own dream. Beautiful language and deep characters.