Julia Glassâ€™s latest book strikes right to the core of personal identity. How do we solidify our sense of who we are if we donâ€™t know where we came from? In what ways can we take our place in the universe if our knowledge of our past is incomplete?
Backwoods â€śsheriffingâ€ť is a holistic sort of activity, bearing little resemblance to â€śpolicing,â€ť as most people understand the concept. Vermont author Freemanâ€™s longstanding rumination on the subject steps to the fore in this wry, dry, fourth novel.
Narrator Lucian Wing, sheriff of Ambrose and 17 surrounding towns, doesnâ€™t wear a uniform and he leaves his gun in his sock drawer. He does keep the countyâ€™s expensive shotgun in the trunk of the sheriffâ€™s car, but he rarely uses the car. â€śI like my truck. Plus it saves the county money.â€ť