How long has it been since you walked through a lush forest, sipped water from a cool stream, sat on a boulder overlooking a landscape falling away to the ends of the Earth? A long time? Maybe never? There’s so much we miss about life in our helter-skelter crash through the underbrush of our civilized lives. So much we do not learn and experience. In The Hunter and the Old Woman, we follow two predators – a man and a huge cougar – as their lives dance about each other. We learn what it means to be a hunter man and what it means to be a mother cougar, and then we learn what it is for them to come together, perhaps in a dream, perhaps in the forest. What a beautiful, delightful tale told by the writer of this debut novel. I’ve never read anything like it before. I think you will feel that same.
–Linda Bond, Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane, WA