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The two books in this series, Homesteaders and Sheepherders, and D.H., are not biographical, but the character, Son Wilkerson, is an alter ego of the way I would have liked to be. Son pretty much follows the patterns of my life as he lives in La Plata County, Colorado on a sheep ranch and finally is pulled away from this ideal life to travel through New Mexico and Arizona. You've heard about the Waste Lands and this was what it was like to be torn from the sheltering La Plata Mountains to the bad lands of the two southern states. As you read Book Four of the five series try to imagine the pathos and sorrow of a boy growing up in an alien world where mountains drift into the barren deserts, and he always want to go home to La Plata County.