Solitario

The Lonely One

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Pub Date 05 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 31 Jan 2022

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Description

A changing climate brings heavy rains to West Texas and gives river guide, Robbie Ducharme, the opportunity to take his clients down a never-before-run desert arroyo.

The landscape they enter, the people they encounter, and the relics they find, give these modern-day explorers the thrill of a lifetime. They also threaten Robbie’s relationship with the woman he loves and the life of the assistant he admires.

In Solitario: The Lonely One, John Manuel asks if we are right to be bold with our lives and the lives of others when the potential rewards are great - or are we venturing where we should not tread?

A changing climate brings heavy rains to West Texas and gives river guide, Robbie Ducharme, the opportunity to take his clients down a never-before-run desert arroyo.

The landscape they enter, the...


A Note From the Publisher

John Manuel is the author of a memoir, The Canoeist, and two previous novels, Hope Valley and The Lower Canyons (Atmosphere Press, 2020). His short stories have appeared in The Savannah Anthology and New Southerner. In addition to writing fiction, he has published numerous articles on environmental health, environmental policy, and outdoor recreation. John received his B.A. from Yale University and a Master’s Degree from the School of City and Regional Planning at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Durham, NC, with his wife, Cathy Murphy. Find more at jsmanuel.com.

John Manuel is the author of a memoir, The Canoeist, and two previous novels, Hope Valley and The Lower Canyons (Atmosphere Press, 2020). His short stories have appeared in The Savannah Anthology and...


Advance Praise

Praise for The Lower Canyons

“A profound adventure of churning rapids and political turbulence.” - Madeline Barbush, Independent Book Review

"Solitario: The Lonely One... brings to life the experiences, thoughts, and hearts of characters who make new discoveries about themselves and their place in the world, and should find a solid place in any fiction collection. The appeal to readers who would run that river of life and intrigue themselves, albeit vicariously, is unparalleled."

-Midwest Book Review

"Manuel has succeeded in producing another thought-provoking, thrilling, and inspiring tale of life on the river through Robbie Ducharme’s eyes. Solitario: The Lonely One presents the ideal balance of character relationships and dangerous explorations on the Rio Grande, intermixed with a few surprises along the way."

-Feathered Quill

Praise for The Lower Canyons

“A profound adventure of churning rapids and political turbulence.” - Madeline Barbush, Independent Book Review

"Solitario: The Lonely One... brings to life the...


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