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While hunting in the cold northern Minnesota woods, seventeen-year-old Jesse Matson’s life is forever changed when he discovers his father, dead by a self-inflicted rifle wound to the head.

But would easygoing Harold Matson really kill himself? If so, why? And just where was Jesse’s uncle Clay–always jealous of Harold, and a bit too friendly with Jesse’s mother–that cold afternoon?

Haunted by the ghost of his father, Jesse searches deeper into the secrets his family holds, and must decide what he will and will not take into his own hands.


With flashes of prose as crisp and haunting as the frozen Minnesota setting, Enger's debut...is beautifully rendered