As boys they were inseparable, brothers born of different mothers and fathers. Over the course of their lives together they were drawn into a heinous crime and the path of a terrifying Indian loner; climbed into the mountains in search of courage; confronted treachery on their very doorsteps; loved and mourned, and faced death in the wilds.
Now they are old men; one among them stands against the theft of his home by corrupt politicians and an avaricious developer. The second stands with the villainous. And the last must choose between the law he took an oath to uphold and a lifetime of friendship.
So begins a journey across three lives, forever entwined no matter how divided. How they came to this place in time, a shotgun and a chasm of regret between them, will determine how it all ends.
Targeted Age Group: 16+
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Roger Emile Stouff is the son of Nicholas Leonard Stouff Jr., last chief of the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, and Lydia Marie Gaudet Stouff, daughter of a Cajun farmer.
He has been a journalist for 33 years and writer of an award-winning column in the St. Mary and Franklin Banner-Tribune. He was featured on the television show “Fly Fishing America” in 2006, and was writer and narrator of “Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection” on Louisiana Public Broadcasting in 2010, now broadcast on public broadcasting television stations nationwide.
He has published in Native Peoples, Louisiana Life and Louisiana Conservationist magazines.