by I. Alexander Olchowski
Grounded in the bedrock love of Ed and Susan Brown, The Farmer begins where it ends, on a small family farm in upstate New York. The couple’s two boys grow up to be opposite men. Marvin is a lawyer. Jack lives at home and works the farm with his father. After Marvin returns to open a practice in town, Jack is forced to leave the only world he’s ever known. He is gone for five years, hopping freight trains and bonding with wolves. When he finally makes it back home, many things have changed. The story is a symphony, equal parts joy and grief, generations bound together by the rhythm of seasons, and the gravity of land.
I. Alexander Olchowski graduated with honors from Marlboro College. He lives in a farmhouse in upstate New York. The Farmer is his fourth novel.