"I read this detailed, sharply etched, and vivid evocation of time and place—a novel that is also an exemplary work of historical geography—with profound admiration and not a little envy."
—Yi-Fu Tuan, author of Coming Home to China.
"The best piece of Old West historical fiction I've seen since Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose. It deftly mixes fact and imagination, richly evoking a real time and place, as it tells a compelling story of people wrestling with the dark and tragic side of the frontier."
— Donald Worster, author of Under Western Skies and Dust Bowl.