A Journey Towards the Home Called “Self”
Why would anyone ever want to come back to a place called Cold Mountain? Or, why would, for whatever reason, anyone want to continue living in a place called as such? These are just some of the questions that are raised, explored and tackled in Charles Frazier’s Civil War story, Cold Mountain. The story, patterned after the life of Frazier’s ancestor, W.P. Inman, tells us of journeys made, lives lost, and love found. Cold Mountain is a story that is as much about the journey of a person as it is about the end of that journey, and, as with most tales of travels and travails, this particular story takes us to the end and the beginning of any journey – home.