A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler
This is a story of Andres Egger a strong Austrian, living a life in the mountains. His was not a particularly happy life but the mountains were his home. The story reminds me a bit of Edith Wharton's "Ethan Frome", which I also recently read. Another story of a lonely man who's hard existence relies on his strong sense of place in the world. The two novellas together could make for an interesting book discussion.