"This is one terrific book...Gunsmoke for literate adults." -- New York
The writing is so accomplished and the book has such an authoritative tone that one finds it difficult to think of this as a first novel . . . -- The New York Times Book Review, Jerome Charyn
About the Author
Ron Hansen is the bestselling author of the novel Atticus (a finalist for the National Book Award), Hitler's Niece, Mariette in Ecstasy, Desperadoes, and Isn't It Romantic?, as well as a collection of short stories, a collection of essays, and a book for children. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Ron Hansen lives in northern California, where he teaches at Santa Clara University.