“Welcome to the wild & wooly days of the Copper Kings, when Morrie Morgan is lured by the siren song of easy money to the “richest city in the world,” Butte, Montana. But neglected in all of the hype was the truth about the corrupt and brutal nature of the men who held the power and the purse strings. Morrie isn’t in town for more than the blink of an eye before he is up to his eloquent throat in trouble. But, like a cat, Morrie tends to land on his feet. It is pure pleasure to see just how he goes about staying one step ahead of the loaded game. Ivan Doig is a Northwest Treasure. It is always a delight to read his lively, beautiful prose.”—Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books & Music, Sunriver, OR
This book was selected by a committee of Northwest indie booksellers for its 2010 Shortlist.