Publisher: The Viking Press, 1977; paperback, Mariner Books, 2006
An exhilarating adventure tale, Disappearances is the incredible story of a young man named Wild Bill Bonhomme and his reckless, larger-than-life father, Quebec Bill, who set out to smuggle Canadian liquor into Prohibition-era Vermont. Desperate to keep their family farm afloat, the pari embark on a heroic whiskey-running mission in the bitter winter of 1932. On their epic journey through the wilderness, Bill and his father encounter a cast of unforgettable characters—and live out magical escapades as they carve their way into legend.
“Exciting and memorable…Howard Frank Mosher has made a small-town story into a universal one…and has carried it along with a rolling wave of suspense.” – Wallace Stegner
“Rollicking, boisterous, sprawling, [and] highly entertaining.” – Harper’s Magazine
“In its comedy, its dark fantasy, and its outrageous characters,Disappearances is delightful.” – Washington Post
“A remarkable and wonderful book.” – Christian Science Monitor