By Don Berry
Following Trask in Don Berry's trilogy of novels set within the Oregon Territory, Moontrap is a ebook of outstanding attractiveness and tool a couple of guy stuck among his brilliant previous and an doubtful destiny. The yr is 1850, a transitional interval within the new Oregon Territory, with settlers and lawmakers operating to subdue the untamed, uncivilized area. Johnson Monday, a former mountain guy, has been residing on a bend of the Willamette River close to Oregon urban together with his Shoshone Indian spouse for seven years, suffering to make a spot in settled society. One summer season morning, Monday's outdated pal Webster T. Webster, a raucous, unrepentant trapper, arrives for an unforeseen stopover at. along with his earthy humor and obdurate adherence to the straightforward lifestyles, Webb leads Monday via adventures that flirt dangerously with reference to lawlessness, whereas aiding him to rediscover his ethical heart. via defiance, triumph, and tragedy, Moontrap follows Johnson Monday as he involves become aware of that relinquishing the stark honesty of mountain lifestyles for the compromises of civilization is simply too excessive a cost to pay. Nominated for a countrywide ebook Award and winner of the Spur Award of the Western Writers of the USA for top ancient novel, Moontrap recounts the clash one guy faces in accordance with his previous methods or forging a brand new lifestyles. The OSU Press is proud to reissue this richly comedian and very poignant portrayal of pioneer lifestyles within the Northwest.