Pastor Sheldon Long was born of the woods, raised in a secluded
cabin by a mute mother and an abusive father who preached God’s vengeance.
Forced to take control of his own destiny, Pastor Long found God in his own
way, melded with the mythologies of his mother’s tribe. Now he’s out to send
the wicked, as he has judged them, to heaven.
Steven, Pastor Long’s son, is simultaneously pining for his
former babysitter who has moved to Hollywood and crushing on nearly every girl
he goes to school with. Soon his preoccupation with the opposite sex lures him
into investigating a string of drownings that local police are declaring
Ryan W. Bradley’s novella Winterswim weaves
religiosity and mythology into a tale of drugs, sex, and murder set against the
frozen backdrop of blue-collar Alaska.
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