Did forrest bondurant get his throat cut?

Yes, Matt Bondurant’s uncle Forrest had his throat cut from ear to ear and walked through the mountains in a snow storm holding his neck together. Then later some sheriffs shot him in the gut. Then a few years later a rival released a load of logs on him, crushing nearly every bone in his body. He lived.

Matt Bondurant is the author of three novels, The Third Translation (Hyperion 2005), The Wettest County in the World (Scribner 2008), and The Night Swimmer (Scribner 2012).

Of interest, Matt Bondurant has a story in the July issue of Outside magazine entitled “Dangerous When Wet: Learning To Survive Open Water Swimming”. Find out more here.

Updated on Monday, July 15 2013 at 09:44AM EDT