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It's the opening weekend of deer season in Gunthrum, Nebraska, in 1985, and Alma Costagan's intellectually disabled farmhand, Hal Bullard, has gone hunting with some of the locals, leaving her in a huff. That same weekend, a teenage girl goes missing, and Hal returns with a flimsy story about the blood in his truck and a dent near the headlight. When the situation escalates from that of a missing girl to something more sinister, Alma and her husband are forced to confront what Hal might be capable of, as rumors fly and townspeople see Hal's violent past in a new light. A drama about the complicated relationships connecting the residents of a small-town farming community, Deer Season explores troubling questions about how far people will go to safeguard the ones they love and what it means to be a family.

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Erin Flanagan

Erin Flanagan's next novel, Blackout, is forthcoming in August 2022 with Thomas & Mercer. She is the Edgar Award nominated author of the novel Deer Season as well as two short story collections--The Usual Mistakes and It's Not Going to Kill You, and Other Stories--all published by the University of Nebraska Press. Erin is an English professor at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. For more information about her and her writing, please visit www.erinflanagan.net or say hello on Twitter at @erinlflanagan.

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