Julie has an obsession with fire that began after her parents died when she was twelve years old. Her pyromania leads her to take an unlikely job as a forest firefighter on an elite, Type 1 Hotshot” crew of forest firefighters who travel the American West battling wildfires.
The only woman on the twenty-person crew, Julie struggles both to prove her worth and to find a place of belonging in the dangerous, insular, and very masculine world of fire. Julie’s not only battling fires but also her deepest secrets she’s been harboring since she became orphaned. As her season on the line” progresses, so do her relationships with the strange and varied cast of characters that make up her hotshots teamArchie, Tan, Rock Star, Hawg, Lance, and Sam. And ultimately, Julie learns what it truly means to put your life on the line for someone else.
Wildfire is a tough, gritty, and fascinating story from an exciting new voice in American fiction.
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