“A deeply affecting account of the journey West … The writing is assured, and the novel succeeds in rendering not only the overwhelming landscape and the small, hard details of daily life, but monumental sorrow and the meanderings of love in its many channels."
New Yorker Magazine
...the words and images swept me along. Not since Cormac McCarthy's 1992 modern-day Western, All the Pretty Horses , has a novel's opening been as mystifying and mesmerizing.
Bob Minzeheimer, USA TODAY
*****AWARDS***** WINNER, MPBA AWARD, 2006 BEST FICTION
FINALIST, PEN/FAULKNER AWARD, 2006
FINALIST, LOS ANGELES TIMES FIRST FICTION AWARD, 2006
FINALIST, SPUR AWARD, 2006
WINNER, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY FIRST NOVEL AWARD, 2006
WINNER, SHERWOOD ANDERSON FICTION AWARD, 2006
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