[bksvol-discuss] Validation

  • From: Pascha Lea <pascha2u@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 13:38:16 -0800 (PST)

Hi folks,
  Just finished validating "The Revenant - A Novel of Revenge" by Michael 
Punke, for those who are interested.
  From Publishers Weekly
Based on a true incident of heroism in the history of the American West, this 
debut by a Washington, D.C., international trade attorney and former bureaucrat 
in the Clinton administration is an almost painfully gripping drama. A 
Philadelphia-born adventurer, frontiersman Hugh Glass goes to sea at age 16 and 
enjoys a charmed life, including several years under the flag of the pirate 
Jean Lafitte and almost a year as a prisoner of the Loup Pawnee Indians on the 
plains between the Platte and the Arkansas rivers. In 1822, at age 36, Glass 
escapes, finds his way to St. Louis and enters the employ of Capt. Andrew 
Henry, trapping along tributaries of the Missouri River. After surviving months 
of hardship and Indian attack, he falls victim to a grizzly bear. His throat 
nearly ripped out, scalp hanging loose and deep slashing wounds to his back, 
shoulder and thigh, Glass appears to be mortally wounded. Initially, Captain 
Henry refuses to abandon him and has him carried along the Grand
 Unfortunately, the terrain soon makes transporting Glass impossible. Even 
though his death seems certain, Henry details two men, a fugitive mercenary, 
John Fitzgerald, and young Jim Bridger (who lived to become a frontier hero) to 
stand watch and bury him. After several days, Fitzgerald sights hostile 
Indians. Taking Glass's rifle and tossing Bridger his knife, Fitzgerald flees 
with Bridger, leaving Glass. Enraged at being left alone and defenseless, Glass 
survives against all odds and embarks on a 3,000-mile-long vengeful pursuit of 
his ignominious betrayers. Told in simple expository language, this is a 
spellbinding tale of heroism and obsessive retribution.
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