In three novellas, Jim Harrison takes us on an American journey as he leads us through the wondrous landscape of the human heart. "e;Julip"e; follows a bright and resourceful young woman as she tries to spring her brother from a Florida jailhe shot three of her former lovers "e;below the belt."e; "e;The Seven-Ounce Man"e; continues the picaresque adventures of Brown Dog, a Michigan scoundrel who loves to eat, drink, and chase women, all while sailing along in the bottom 10 percent. "e;The Beige Dolorosa"e; is the haunting tale of an academic who, recovering from the repercussions of a sexual harassment scandal, turns to the natural world for solace. In each of these stories, the irresistible pull of nature becomes a magnificent backdrop for exploring the toughest questions about life and love.