The Melancholy Fate of Capt. Lewis

The Melancholy Fate of Capt. Lewis

Michael Pritchett


While writing a biography of his recognized namesake, invoice Lewis, a high-school background instructor, approximately loses himself in his makes an attempt to appreciate one of many nice untold tales in American history—the adventures and next suicide of Meriwether Lewis. whilst he struggles to light up that unusual and exuberant time and and falls below the spell of the elusively seductive personality of Capt. Lewis, invoice unearths himself scuffling with his personal own drawback, because of a scientific melancholy that threatens not just his e-book, yet his task, his kinfolk, his 13-year marriage, and his personal survival previous the age of 40.

In this wealthy, convinced debut novel, Michael Pritchett not just authentically recreates the realm in which Lewis and Clark pressured their method, but in addition reveals outstanding parallels among Capt. Lewis’s doubt approximately appear future and the modern uncertainty of the introspective smooth male at a time while all our values are in question.

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