Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award
Winterkill is a moving and evocative novel of fathers and sons. Danny Kachiah is a contemporary Native American fighting to survive—personally, economically, socially, and so on. His father, Red Shirt, is dead; his wife, Loxie, has left him; and his career as a rodeo cowboy is flagging. But when Loxie dies in a car wreck, leaving him with his son, Jack, whom he hardly knows, Danny uses the magnificent stories of Red Shirt to guide him toward true fatherhood. Together, Danny and Jack build a new life amid the dreams of yesterday and the ruins of today's Northwestern reservations.