King of the Mountain

Fromm writes powerfully of people with strong connections to the land, to sport, and to each other. This collection of eighteen of his finest outdoor stories includes “Mixed Shot,” his riveting account of every hunters worst fear: the accidental shooting of another man, and explores the hunter’s panicked reaction. There is also “Home Before Dark,” the winner of the first Robert Traver Fly Fishing Fiction Award. In “Grayfish” a fisherman and his deaf brother communicate in a language all their own while in pursuit of a record-breaking grayling. And in the powerful title story, a college kid’s weekend hunt yields a prize buck and forces him to confront the doubts and questions he has about his relationship with his alcoholic father. Whatever the location, or the game afoot, it is the people that stand out most in any of Pete’s fiction. They’re people you’ll want to spend time with, or already have.

“This young author achieves a level of dramatic tension that ranks him with the very best.” — The Chicago Tribune

“Fromm skillfully weaves the landscape into these stories in a way that makes it a powerful element without getting in the way of what’s going on. Fromm knows his characters and knows the story he is telling is worth telling. Worth telling and worth reading.” — The Missoulian

“Fromm’s style, though one hates to make easy comparisons, contains the context of Hemingway’s best writing. Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories are classics. Fromm’s work is becoming that. These stories shine. Read him.” — The Portsmouth Herald

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