|Pages/Publication Date:||160 / 2018|
When widowed mule breeder Cy Bellman reads that colossal ancient bones have been found in the Kentucky mud, he sets out from his Pennsylvania farm to see for himself if these giant monsters are still roaming the uncharted wilderness beyond the Mississippi. Promising to return in two years, he leaves his daughter Bess behind with his taciturn sister and heads west. Bess fills lonely days tracing her father's route on maps at the library, even as Bellman wanders ever further across alien landscapes in reckless pursuit of the unknown. A finalist for the Rathbones Folio Prize, this first novel from Frank O'Connor Short Story Award winner Carys Davies is an eerie parable of the American frontier.