Disappearances is a tale of whiskey-smuggling, of a family's mysterious past, and of Wild Bill Bonhomme's rite of passage. It will introduce you to some of the most memorable characters you've ever encountered in modern American fiction.
The time : 1932, just before the repeal of Prohibition and just shy of Wild Bill's fourteenth birthday. The place : Vermont, near the Canadian border. Bill's Dad, desperate to preserve the cattle herd through a bitter winter, resorts to whiskey-smuggling, a traditional family occupation. He takes his son on a voyage that will remain etched in the reader's mind : a journey into the vast reaches of the Canadian wilderness and into a demonic and spellbinding past. What they find is the genuine stuff of legends.