Set primarily in Salt Lake City and Southern Utah, The Narrows Miles Deep tells the story of two men who must come to terms with their relationship. One is a returning Mormon missionary, the other leaving his home in Los Angeles to be near the mountains. Alternating between narrative and the voices of friends, family and old lovers, the characters are explored from all sides.
The novella is a travelogue of the human heart. By turns funny, heartbreaking and with mythic undertones, these two men must navigate their lives in extraordinary times of youth, plague, and radical change. A mother faces the rigors of her religion, two fathers realize the costs of keeping secrets, and two women, lovers, through one of the men, discover the meaning of their relationship.
But the story is ultimately about the fragile nature of love. Utilizing the myth and power of the western landscape, ending in The Narrows of Zion National Park, one of the men must make a wrenching choice and finds “the world is constructed of terrible consequences.”