Sitting in the general store in Elk City, Carmen Williams considers the feds’ insistence on bringing back the wolves and sees a deeper motivation.
“Gun control in disguise,” he says. “If we don’t have any game left to shoot, what’s the sense to carrying a rifle?”
These aren’t majority opinions in Idaho, but they represent powerful political undercurrents, which have been intensified over the past few years by the prolonged court battles over when and how to take the growing wolf population off the endangered species list.
I have no words.
From a book review on Amazon:
I am not a huge book reader. I read for inspiration as I am writing my own novel. However, this book served as the perfect stimulant to get my OWN creative juices flowing.
I have a private list of stuff my daughter Zoe says that makes her sister and me collapse with laughter, but it suddenly occurred to me that the whole world would benefit from her wise sayings.
For today: Driving out to get lunch, I tapped the gear shift and asked her what kind of car we have. Her response: “stink shift.”