Rick Morton is caretaker and science tech for over seven thousand acres of private nature preserve, a large chunk of which is old-growth forest. He is also Rice Moore, an ex-con on the run from the Cartel.
Bearskin is gorgeously written but understated. It’s literary without sacrificing plot. It’s bloody without being mindless. It contains a touch of the supernatural (maybe) and a touch of the surreal. It walks a fine line between the people and the place of the mountains of Virginia.