Beneath the Greater Sky
This is a story about a 30-year-old man from Chicago and a Quilt. The quilt is sewn by his wife for their unborn daughter. The daughter dies at birth. The marriage falls apart. In an effort to move on from the haunting memories of his former life, the man decides to bury the quilt in the mountains of Wyoming (the place of the child's conception, a mountaintop clearing alongside a single tree where he’d carved their initials). He brings along his dog (Border Terrier) and travels to Jackson Hole, where the tranquil mountain town has been turned upside down by the recent abduction of a teenage girl. In a case of mistaken identity, the man is suspected of the crime and dragged into a nightmarish world of backwoods justice. As the man ventures into the wilderness to bury the quilt, he is followed by a vigilante. The man struggles to not only to prove his innocence, but survive.
This is story about a man trying to move on from tragedy. It is an emotional & suspenseful journey. There are themes of right & wrong, life & death, forgiveness. Fists are thrown. There is a quilt.
Authors I like: Cormac McCarthy, Faulkner, Tennesee Williams, Hemingway, Steinbeck
Covers I like: illustrations, graphics, or clever photography. Please see link, I like most of these (except Heaven is Small, Supermen, and Confederacy..): http://www.casualoptimist.com/blog/…2008-2011/
Covers I DO NOT like: drugstore paperbacks with picture of half naked people, typical suspense or crime novels with a lurking figure silhouette.
Important objects in my novel:
Survival Shovel ( to bury the quilt)
Rifle (Lever action Marlin)
Dog (Border Terrier)
Bolt (as in nut and bolt)