Colville tribal descendent Tom Moomaw has announced the release of his second novel, “Volcano Man.”
The online summary states, “Arno Moon was born on May 18, 1980, the day of the Mt. St. Helens eruption. He lives in the Cariboo Valley in North Central Washington State, and he is the Volcano Man. Arno and his friends go wayward in their pursuit of a better life, and a brutal crime pushes them off the venerable path. Father Benjamin St. Claire, a Jesuit Priest serving the Church of the Big Hole in Wisdom, Montana, has a spiritual connection with Arno and desperately tries to save his soul. State Representative Samantha Pogue, a former Judge at the Cariboo County District Court, attempts to clear the path for swift justice in the Washington State Legislature, but justice is sometimes elusive. All three lives converge into a gigantic eruption that leaves one of them dead, and the remaining two with extensive questions about faith and fair play.”
Moomaw’s first novel, “Wheezer,” was released in 2013. Both books are self-published.
Moomaw is the son of Richard Moomaw and graduated from Omak High School in 1977.