“In turns naturalistic and fantastic, Brian Allen Carr has crafted a truly original tale. This Texas landscape is a mix of country and blues. Larry McMurtry sings Robert Johnson. And then there’s the sword.”

— Percival Everrett

“This book is beautiful. You’re going to hell if you don’t buy it. I mean that. Carr is a man with magic inside his heat. Read this book and meet a man who will love you forever. Live. Live. Read Carr. You will be alive. Finally.”

— Scott McClanahan

“Carr’s alternate world is reminiscent of Denis Johnson’s Fiskadoro–dreamlike, haunting in its dystopian aura, and fully imagined. The humanity of his characters is never lost, despite the violence and strangeness of their existence.”

— Paula Bomer