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Preview: Sebastian Junger’s unerring focus on loyalty and the human need for community and purpose

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging (Twelve, 168 pp.) opens in the fall of 1986 as Sebastian Junger is hitchhiking cross-country solo. Raised in an affluent suburb of Boston and a recent graduate of Wesleyan University, Junger was bored with the sheer predictability of his American life and looked for a way to test his mettle as a young man. Instead, he got schooled on the fundamentals of brotherhood, nobility and grace when crossing paths with a homeless man in Gillette, Wyoming....