Minnesota’s Will Weaver has been a hunter since he was a young boy, following in the footsteps of his father, a dedicated and seasoned outdoorsman. As he writes in The Last Hunter, “in the fall, when Canada geese came through and when partridge season opened, [we] heard the far-off thudding report of shotguns–and in November the heavier poom-poom! of deer rifles.” Hunting frames Weaver’s childhood memories, his relationship with his father, and his own definition of self. And although one side of his family lineage includes men who would not hunt, or go to war, or carry a rifle, Weaver is caught off guard when his son and daughter show no interest in upholding the tradition of the hunt.
You can meet Will Weaver when he reads from his latest book at Magers & Quinn Booksellers–Wednesday, October 13, at 7:30pm. Details are here.
“Weaver . . . is a writer of uncommon natural talent. He’s that rare Real Thing,a writer writing eloquently, often between the lines but always with an undertow of passion about what he knows, where he lives, what he’s been through.”–Los Angeles Times
Will Weaver is a writer of many books, including Red Earth, White Earth; Sweet Land: New & Selected Stories; and Full Service, one of several of his award-winning young adult novels. An avid outdoorsman, Weaver lives with his wife in Bemidji. Visit www.willweaverbooks.com for more information.–David E