The Clearing

The Clearing

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Byron Aldridge, heir to a timber empire, returns from the First World War a changed man and finds refuge as a company policeman in a backwoods Louisiana sawmill. Soon his younger brother Randolph tracks him down, assuming charge of the mill in the hope ofRemembering his instructions, he walked south down a weedy spur track and found a geared steam locomotive coupled to a crew car ... The new mill before him was a series of many iron-roofed, gray-plank structures connected with the logic of vegetation: a towering saw shed sprouted a planing section, and suckering off of it was the boiler house and many low-peaked shelters for the finished lumber.

Title:The Clearing
Author:Tim Gautreaux
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2010-09-10


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