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Rediscover: The Revenant

Michael Punke's 2002 novel The Revenant tells the true story of Hugh Glass, a fur trapper who was brutally mauled by a grizzly bear while exploring the upper Missouri river in September of 1823. Assuming that Glass would quickly succumb to his wounds, the leader of the trapping expedition, Andrew Henry, leaves him in the care of two men who are told to ease his suffering and bury him after his death. Glass survives, however, but not before the two men left to care for him steal his knife, his gun and his flint. So begins an engrossing journey for revenge that takes Glass across hundreds of miles of the western frontier as he contends with wild animals, the elements and hostile Arikara Indians. A feature film adaptation of The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, is due out on December 25. The book is available in paperback from Picador. --Alex Mutter