Author(s): John Larison
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"A thunderclap of originality, here’s a contemporary voice and contemporary tackle some of the oldest tales we inform about ourselves as Americans and Westerners. It’s riveting in all of the proper tactics a rattling just right learn that stayed with me lengthy after ultimate the covers." – Timothy Egan, New York Times bestselling writer of The Worst Hard Time
From a blazing new voice in fiction, a gritty and lyrical American epic a few younger girl who disguises herself as a boy and heads west
In the spring of 1885, seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney unearths herself orphaned and by myself on her circle of relatives’s domicile. Desperate to fend off hunger and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her loved mare, and units off around the mountains to search out her outlaw brother Noah and produce him house. A skilled sharpshooter herself, Jess’s quest lands her within the make use of of the territory’s violent, capricious Governor, whose military could also be searching Noahdead or alive.
Wrestling together with her brother’s outlaw identification, and haunted via questions on her personal, Jess should outmaneuver those that underestimate her, in the long run emerging to turn out to be a hero in her personal proper.
Told in Jess’s wholly unique and unforgettable voice, Whiskey When We’re Dry is a surprising fulfillment, an epic as expansive as America itselfand a reckoning with the myths which might be entwined with our historical past.