J.D. Tuccille Says, Leave Room For the Mountain Men

marked the tenth anniversary of the death of Bryan Clements. His
obituary in the Arizona Daily Sun attributed his passing
to “complications following brain surgery,” though the reality of
his end was rather weirder and more interesting than that suggests.
So was his life. Bryan was a part-time mountain man, and a model
for some of the attributes of Rollo, a main character in the novel,
High Desert Barbecue. He mattered not just because he made
the world a stranger and better place, writes J.D. Tuccille, but
also because the room for his existence is an underappreciated
feature of what can be an all-too stifling and rule-bound

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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/24/jd-tuccille-says-leave-room-for-the-moun

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