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The Revenant by Michael Punke

The Revenant

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Based on a true story, The Revenant is an epic tale of revenge set in the Rocky Mountains and soon to be a major motion picture, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. A remarkable tale of obsession and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.

The film adaptation, starring Leonardo DiCaprio won numerous BAFTA's in Feb 16 and is shortlisted for a number of Oscars too. Click below to view the trailer.


The Revenant by Michael Punke

Rocky Mountains, 1823 The trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life.

Hugh Glass is one of the most respected men in the company, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts Glass face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two men from the company are ordered to remain with him until his inevitable death. But, fearing an imminent attack, they abandon Glass, stripping him of his prized rifle and hatchet. As Glass watches the men flee, he is driven to survive by one all-consuming desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, he sets out on a three-thousand-mile journey across the harsh American frontier, to seek revenge on the men who betrayed him.


'A spellbinding tale of heroism and obsessive retribution'
Publishers Weekly

'A superb revenge story ... Punke has added considerably to our understanding of human endurance and of the men who pushed west in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark - a significant feat'
Washington Post

About the Author

Michael Punke serves as the U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He has also served on the White House National Security Council staff and on Capitol Hill. He was formerly the history correspondent for Montana Quarterly and an adjunct professor at the University of Montana. He is the author of Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917, and Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West. His family home is in Montana.

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Book Info

Publication date

27th August 2015


Michael Punke

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The Borough Press an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


320 pages


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