(Wyoming) — In a fascinating tale of 19th century survival by a mountain man left for dead by his fellow trappers after he was mauled by a grizzly, "The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge" has been made into a feature film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Penned by Torrington, Wyo., native Michael Punke, the author has been featured in the Washington Post
*h/t Washington Post photo / Pitchengine Commiunities*
In his book, the main character manages to survive with only his wits, and
then treks back east to find the guys who left him, and to reclaim his
The author grew up in Wyoming, "where he fished, mountain-biked and learned
to build his own rifles," according to the Washington Post.
Later, he attended the University of Massachusetts, then transferred to
George Washington University to study international affairs. He now serves
as a deputy U.S. trade representative and ambassador to the World Trade
Organization in Switzerland, but carries some of the West wherever he goes,
according to the Washington Post article.
"The Revenant" will be released to theaters Christmas Day.
*Feature photo indiewire.com / Pitchengine