Mountain Press Publishing Missoula Montana

The Hi Lo Country

A Novel


Media: Paperback

Item #: 1083   Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-889921-52-5
Pages: 168   Size: 5.5 x 8.25

Distributed by Mountain Press for: Western Edge Press


A new edition of the classic novel of post-WWII cowboys ranching in the Ho Lo country of north eastern New Mexico. The death of Evan's best friend, Big Boy Hitson by his brother who filled him with five .38 slugs, inspired him to write The Hi Lo Country. The story centers on a tumultuous and tangled love triangle, unrequited love, and adultery. It laments the coming of the pick up truck replacing horses and big ranching squeezing out independent outfits. Full of drama as well as the humor and wild stories of characters living in the Hi Lo country. The book was made into a major motion picture in 1998 starring Woody Harrelson, Penolpe Cruz in her first major American film, and Billy Crudup.