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Colin Winnette – Haints Stay

Colin Winnette’s Haints Stay  (Two Dollar Radio) is a western like you’ve never read before. The book follows Brooke and Sugar, who we meet at the start of the book in a manner that will seem familiar to anyone who’s encountered the genre before. “They had finished a job,” Winnette writes. “They were empties of

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May 23, 2016

Percival Everett: Half an Inch of Water

Percival Everett’s latest story collection, Half an Inch of Water (Graywolf Press) introduces the reader to a diverse cast of characters: horse trainers, veterinarians, ranchers, sheriffs, who live and work in the rural American west. Though Everett’s protagonists are not loners per se, the wide open spaces and sparse population of ranching communities in Wyoming

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October 19, 2015

“I can’t begin to know who someone is until I know where they are”: Interview with Molly Gloss

Portland-based novelist Molly Gloss has forged her career from the crossroads of character and landscape, culminating in a number of novels about tough, resourceful Westerners. These characters tend to think big: even as they labor hard for subsistence, they also seem to be reaching out for more. They seek new vistas, new knowledge, and new

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February 2, 2015

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