Set largely in a small farming community in northern Vermont, “Scudder’s Gorge” is a family saga that extends over several generations. A group of settlers from Massachusetts arrive in a pristine valley in the late 18th Century to find a small band of Abenaki living at one end of the valley. The settlers build rude cabins, carve out their farms and trade with the Abenaki. Peace is shattered when a settler’s daughter falls in love with an Abenaki, and a terrible crime is committed that reverberates down the generations. “Scudder’s Gorge” encompasses issues of war and racism.
Geoffrey Craig’s fiction, poetry and drama have appeared in numerous literary journals, including the New Plains Review, Calliope, Foliate Oak, Spring – the Journal of the E.E. Cummings Society, The MacGuffin, The Louisville Review, River Poets Journal and Scarlet Leaf Review. He has received two Pushcart Prize nominations.