Ellen DeLay, an upstanding citizen of Quillifarkeag, Maine, suddenly and unpredictably leaves her happy, twenty-five year marriage for a lonely cabin deep in the Maine woods where she makes a living dressing hunters' kill - bears, moose, deer. Ever the practical housekeeper, she does the bloody skinning and dressing in the nude to save on laundry. Now and again she fires her rifle into the air to scare off cheeky teens who come to taunt "the crazy woman." Unconventional, yes. Psychotic, no. Dangerous, not at all. Yet, her fate, as one police officer put it, was to be "just another nut gunned down."
G.K. gives an overview of the book:
I have been writing now for some fifteen years with most of that full-time, although I'm still - to borrow a phrase from a popular movie - a million bucks short of being a millionaire. I'm not attached to any college or university and I don't have an MFA in creative...