Daryl Farmer, "Skinning Wolverines"

A teacher in Alaska remembers the time he let the hated principal die.

(from Hayden’s Ferry Review)

Took me a second to get into it, but eventually “Skinning Wolverines” got its hooks in me. It’s kind of a tale of blurred morality set in a frozen, lawless nowheresville. Everything’s harsh, even the people to some degree. Gary, the principal who snow-mobiled out onto the thing ice and drowned, was certainly a disagreeable guy, unlikable even. But none of his many, many crimes seem to be as cold and terrible as the one committed by our narrator Henry and his friends. The more I think about it, the more I like this story.
Here‘s Daryl Farmer’s homepage.

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