Tie My Bones to Her Back
At the heart of Robert F. Jones's galloping new novel is the near decimation of America's vast buffalo herd, which triggered the last and bloodiest Indian War in history. Left homeless by the panic of 1873, thousands of Americans like Jenny Dousmann headed West to recoup their fortunes in buffalo hides and bones. After joining her older brother, Otto, on the Buffalo Range, along with McKay, a Confederate veteran who blames himself for the death of Stonewall Jackson, Jenny is brutally raped, and her brother is crippled during a blizzard. A half-breed Cheyenne, Two Shields, leads them north into the Big Horn Mountains to salvage their lives among his People. Now known as Yellow-Haired Woman and the Wolf Chief, Jenny and Otto join Two Shields on a quest for vengeance. A riveting adventure story, at once savage and lyrical, Tie My Bones to Her Back is a searing indictment of ecological folly and historical revisionism, and a disturbing foray into the nature of violence.
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TIE MY BONES TO HER BACKUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Jones favors vividly observed wilderness settings for his fiction (Blood Tide, 1990, etc.), and this latest novel is no exception. It's set in the American West during the last days of the old ... Read full review