Richard S. Wheeler
Miles City, Montana, 1885. Barnaby Skye’s mixed-blood son, Dirk, has just married a beautiful Métis girl, Therese, but his position as a civilian translator for the U.S. Army threatens to shatter their union. When Dirk is forced to serve in the brutal campaign between Montana’s disgruntled cattle ranchers and the native Métis people, a distraught Therese flees—on their wedding night.
Though they have been torn apart, Therese and Dirk share a powerful bond and a common cause: the desire to help the displaced Métis find a home. Their love pulls them toward reconciliation and new hope for Therese’s people.
“A multilayered story of the eternal struggle between faith and violence, racial discrimination and equality, rejection and acceptance…a novel with soul.”
“Richard S. Wheeler shows how smooth prose and careful historical accuracy, combined with his deep understanding of the land where he lives, produces a superior novel.”
“Wheeler is a writer’s writer, whose prose has the authority of hand-set type but sparkles like horseshoes on flint rock.”