Prisoners of Flight by Sid Gustafson

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Prisoners of Flight soars

This first novel is set outside Glacier National Park. Four characters, and they truly are characters; two compadres from the Vietnam War and two young sisters; set up camp in a small cabin. The first chapter reveals which of the four has tragically died, then returns to the beginning of the events. This is the hook to keep one reading, but the ideas, the issues, the biases, the language, and beautiful imagery are often so uncommonly worded as to be especially notable.

It’s a special treat for anyone who knows something about animals and fishing and nature and leaves the reader wondering – what has civilization gained with the invention of the cell phone? It might have saved these four a lot of trouble – but then there would be no story! And this is a story the reader has to think about. It’s refreshing to have to think about fiction. It’s refreshing to read original fiction from a local. This title makes an excellent selection for book clubs as there are many perspectives to discuss, which different readers will identify with in different ways.

Gustafson is a Conrad, Montana native with dozens of short stories published in many magazines such as Big Sky Journal.

Submitted by Beth Boyson Bozeman Public Library


About Sid Gustafson

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Published June 1, 2003 by Permanent Pr Pub Co. 176 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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