On a moonless Texas night in 1895, an ambitious young landowner suffers the loss of “the only woman he’s ever been fond of” when his wife dies during childbirth with the couple’s fourth boy, Karel. From an early age Karel proves so talented on horseback that his father enlists him to ride in... read more
“"If they proved to be filching from him, Karel reckoned he'd have to give them what they must somehow have craved and render them as impermanent in the world as if he had taken them briefly into his lungs only to exhale them through his nose and mouth and watch as they whirled away and flew apart in the breeze until they were of no more consequence than a dry throat and the remaining trace of a pleasantly bitter taste on his tongue."”Karel Scala
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