Howard Frank Mosher
2014 |

New England Book Award Winner: A father and son smuggle liquor across the border in Depression-era Vermont in this “remarkable and wonderful” novel (The Christian Science Monitor). This endearing novel is both a heroic adventure and a thrilling coming-of-age story. It is the memorable tale of a young man named Wild Bill Bonhomme, his larger-than-life father, Quebec Bill, and their whiskey-smuggling exploits along the Vermont-Canada border in 1932. On an epic journey through the wilderness, Bill and his father encounter a cast of wild characters—and live out magical escapades as they carve their way into legend. “Revives the tall tale with remarkable grace and intelligence…delightful.”—The Washington Post “Disappearances at its best is reminiscent of manic Faulkner, wild and violent and violently funny.”—The Boston Herald “Rollicking, boisterous, sprawling, [and] highly entertaining.”—Harper’s Magazine

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