Forest Life by Shane Crash follows Emmett Thompson as he retreats to seclusion in the woods of Paris, Tennessee. After suffering the loss of a loved one, Emmett struggles to sustain the will to live. He must confront his suffering and overcome it, before it permanently destroys him. Forest Life is a powerful narrative of suffering and triumph in the face of despair. Crash's debut novel explores themes of absurdism, existentialism, and faith - intertwined in a wonderfully sincere narrative.