Wander Into Those Woods, where characters confront existential challenges in the face of powerful natural forces.
In story after story, Steve Brigman weaves a narrative pitting characters against powerful natural forces as they navigate internal unrest in a search for existential resolution … A man starved for validation takes on a giant fish; a native woman hunts a mysterious foe to preserve her place in a male dominated culture; an aging hunter faces his mortality in the presence of a long-sought-after trophy; a couple struggles with the supernatural for their home; and a boy hunts manhood in an attempt to prove himself through an unlikely triumph. Into Those Woods challenges readers to explore man’s complexity in search for light at the end of the journey.
“Into Those Woods brings us to the edge of the forest, the banks of the stream, the thick of the meadow, face to face with the creatures of the wild and our own reflection. It is a thought-provoking assortment of short stories that brings a multitude of characters to life, revealing their humanity, humility, and integrity. The collection dives into the profound and delightful depths of the human experience in all of us.'—Lori Crane, author of Okatibbee Creek and The Legend of Stuckey's Bridge.
'Reminiscent of Earnest Hemingway, Steve Brigman’s anthology, Into Those Woods, explores many similar thought-provoking themes explored by the iconic author, e.g., the relationship of the individual and nature, fatalism, the chimera of the material world and the individual facing an existential challenge with a real or perceived failing. Long after you finish his lyrical, well-told stories you will continue to think about the characters caught up in a kaleidoscope of human emotions and aspirations. Read more of this author’s works—you will be glad you did.'—Preston Holtry, author of the Morgan Westphal Mystery Series.
“Great tales of the outdoors, and Life, from a master storyteller.”—Reavis Z. Wortham, author of The Red River Mystery Series.
Stories of man’s struggle with himself in the face of powerful natural forces.
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