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Cry Wilderness

Fiction: Literary, Political
Unabridged   6 hour(s)
Publication date: 10/16/2018

Cry Wilderness

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684410989
Digital Download ISBN:9781684410996


Cry Wilderness is a recently discovered unpublished novel by the famed director, Frank Capra.

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"If you, too, feel like wandering, come along and help me unravel this odd tale—a tale full of half-truths, whole-truths, and no-truths at all."

So begins Frank Capra's never published, and often speculated about novel of his favorite place—Silver Lake, nestled in the jagged cliffs of the eastern Sierra Nevadas. Capra casts the fictional Frank Capra in the lead roll of this novel of environmental and humanitarian preservation.

As tourism comes back to the decimated boom towns of the eastern Sierras, Frank Capra finds himself, along with a do-good cop named Lefty, at the center of a scandal. That scandal being that they provided food and protection to two men living off the grid in the wilderness, while the powers that be have been desperately trying to clear the men out of the area, being not the kind of folk they want in their towns.

In a story that only Frank Capra can tell, the David and Goliath of small-town tourism politics comes to a head in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevadas. Cry Wilderness is a deeply humane novel about the ways in which people caring for one another ultimately triumphs over oppression.


“Fiction is always a response to its own time and place, and when a deceased author’s unpublished manuscript surfaces, a wild and woolly past is unearthed. Cry Wilderness is fiction as time capsule, a ‘tale full of half-truths, whole-truths, and no-truths at all.’” —Foreword Reviews

Author Bio

Frank Capra was an Italian-American film director, producer, and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. Among his leading films were It Happened One Night (1934), You Can’t Take It With You (1938), and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939).