"...flows from violent act to gruesome aftermath with an undercurrent of surrealistic humor that sucks readers into its disorienting depths." -- Heid Erdrich, Rain Taxi
"An assortment of unforgettable secondary characters--including an anthropologist who is more 'native' than the natives he studies." -- Arizona Daily Star
"DARK RIVER is his most subtle, most polished, and most complex work." -- Albuquerque Journal
About the Author
Louis Owens, who is of Choctaw-Cherokee-Irish descent, is Professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of several books, including Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel and the novels The Sharpest Sight and Bone Game, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.