“York’s mesmerizing tale is rich in historical detail and driven by a cast of deftly drawn and perfectly memorable characters. . . . A wonderful book.”---Lori Lansens, bestselling author of The Girls
“Alissa York’s Effigy is a historical fiction almost frighteningly real. Her creation of Erastus Hammer’s four wives and complex household in frontier Utah is so precise and convincing, and allows the reader so entirely and readily inside, that the only uncertainty is how to get back to the present again. This is a rewarding read. Don’t miss it.”---Fred Stenson, Giller-nominated author of The Trade
“A small masterpiece . . . Exhilarating and genuinely fresh.” ---National Post (Canada)
“York’s writing is graphic and impressionistic, sharp-edged and sensual. Though both style and landscape at times bring to mind Annie Dillard and Cormac McCarthy, York’s voice is very much her own.” ---Quill & Quire (Canada)
Mormons. Polygamy. Taxidermy. Love.