Goat Moun­tain

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viewfinder of his ri­fle. At that mo­ment, the course of their idyl­lic weekend – and their lives – takes a turn for the worse as the gun fires and they have to come to terms with what the boy has done.

The boy doesn’t talk of his guilt at what he’s done, rather his lust for the hunt, and in this way GoatMoun­tain ex­plores our pri­mal urges, our need to sur­vive, our deep bonds and fac­ing the con­se­quences of our ac­tions. Vann’s writ­ing is beau­ti­fully de­scrip­tive and many will en­joy step­ping into the world he cre­ates. The sub­ject mat­ter, how­ever, al­ways makes it a grip­ping read.

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