Not exactly a gripping book, but it has a charm to it. presented as the reminiscences of an old man, it tells the tale of Will Cooper, who starts life as a boy bound in service to a trader and sent, with just a map and a horse, to the Indian reservation. Set at the time fot he Indian clearances, it tells of his interactions with the local tribes, his love for an indian girl and his generally adventurous life. Loses drive in his middle years, but that, in a way, echoes the gradual loss of enthusiasm and willingness to take risks of his youth and early manhood that ocurs with age. The book club had mixed opinions on this, but I have to say that I quite liked it. Not sure it would leap to the top of a list of reccomendations, but it was good and worth picking up.