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Fallen

     A legend, shared among Montana locals, is that if one hikes the path along Lion Creek and doesn’t make it back to the trailhead before nightfall, a distant chant can be heard coming from the forested ridges. It’s the voice of a long dead Piegan warrior named Grey Bear, lamenting the loss of his son, drowned in the icy Marias River to the east. But, he only speaks to a heart he sees.

           

 

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The three chiefs Piegan, by Edward S. Curtis

"Mike Hancock's novel 'Fallen' inhabits with equal authority two very different worlds . He stitches them together with tight, skillful prose and a heart wise in the intricacies of love and grief. This is good storytelling." Richard Adams Carey, author of "Raven's Children: An Alaskan Culture at Twilight"

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