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"An extraordinary accomplishment: a novel of Tolstoyan scope. Here is the palpable savage young country itself, and its people with all their loves, fears, passions, hopes, dreams, and sufferings—human souls searingly brought forth from the swirl of history. It is a great work of fictive Art, and to my mind perhaps the finest achievement of my generation, no less."—Richard Bausch
With vivid and authentic detail and a storm of narrative power, Allen Wier's Tehano brings together historical and imagined events, giving readers a sense of the final years of the nineteenth century—a time both brutal and 8232 majestic—that spawned our present time. The disparate narrative skeins are collected through the efforts of Gideon Jones, a westering picaro who sets down his adventures and those of the people whose path his crosses.
Author Biography: ALLEN WIER has published three other novels, Blanco, Departing as Air, and A Place for Outlaws, and a story collection, Things Aboutto Disappear. A former Guggenheim and Dobie-Paisano Fellow, Wier has had fiction, essays, and reviews appear in such venues as Southern Review, Georgia Review, Shenandoah, and The New York Times. A Texas native, Wier currently teaches in the writing program at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.