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  • The Man in the Pines
SKU: 9781645381297

The Man in the Pines


The Man in the Pines

a novel by David Nash



Fiction - Biographical - Folk Legends

178 pages

ISBN: 9781645381297



Legends are somewhat deceitful.

Leaving no room for sequels.

Books never written.

Stories never told.
Until now.


It is the late 1800s, and Paul Cunningham is about to establish himself as one of the most iconic American folklore figures of all time by logging his way through the northern United States. What he doesn't realize is the ruinous cost of his conquest.


The Man in the Pines is the reimagined life story of the famous American folk legend, Paul Bunyan. It is a tale of demi-god strength, love lost, hubris, and destruction. It is a story of conservation and, hopefully, redemption. It is the life of Paul Bunyan you've never heard before.



David Nash is a Minnesota native who made his first visit to the giant, talking Paul Bunyan in Bemidji, Minnesota, before the age of six. He is an award-winning singer-songwriter, and you can find his first studio recorded album that serves as a companion to the book (also titled The Man in the Pines) anywhere music is streamed. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife and two children, where he works as a pediatric ophthalmologist.



"David Nash artfully, poignantly reimagines Paul Bunyan, breathing new life into the legendary lumberjack with an affecting story anchored in a clear understanding of old time woods work, while aptly engaging contemporary ecological concerns." —James P. Leary, Emeritus Professor of Folklore, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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