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Dutton, 1996 - Fiction - 217 pages
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Owens blends humor, tragedy, ghosts, and magic into a gripping and powerful story. Billy Keene and Will Striker are long-time friends, half-Cherokee men struggling to eke out a living from the dry-as-dust land of their New Mexico ranches. When they discover a body--and with it a cache of a million dollars--their decision to keep the money and stay silent has devastating impacts.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A Native American Richard Condon might have conjured up this neatly plotted thriller, a wonderful companion to Owens's two previous novels, The Sharpest Sight (1992) and Bone Game (1994). The story ... Read full review


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Owens (Bone Game, LJ 9/1/94) mines a rich vein of Native American lore and landscape in this buddy thriller about two half-Cherokee ranchers in New Mexico. As dried up as their land, Will and Billy ... Read full review


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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 AmericanIndian Novel and the novels The Sharpest Sight and BoneGame, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

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