Wyoming native pens book-turned-movie; featured in Washington Post

(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 this week. *​​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 rifle. 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 / Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news