Liar's Moon A Long Story Author:Philip Kimball Philip Kimball is an authentic voice of the American west. With its mix of songs and laments, tall tales, history, and hearsay, Liar's Moon brings together the first-person stories of, among others, a young girl kidnapped by Indians in 1852, two toddlers who fell off a buckboard and were raised by coyotes, a pioneering black Mississippi s... more »harecropper, and a young brave who believes he is invincible. Culminating in 1890 at Wounded Knee, Liar's Moon captures the quintessential American myth--the closing of the frontier--with uniquely American energy, diversity, and wit. Philip Caputo called Liar's Moon "an epic poem. If it fails to seize you from the first page on, then I suggest you've been watching too much television . . . Full of raw vitality and hopes of people seeking to slip the bonds of the past, of history itself."
"Ambitious . . . Explores the horizon where the West of myth and the West of reality merge." --The New York Times Book Review
"The true American mosaic . . . audacious, ambitious. It's as though the word-drunk Cormac McCarthy were teamed with the politically correct Louise Erdrich." --Newsday« less