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On Swift Horses

ON SWIFT HORSES offers many painful reminders of the damage that repression can do, but it’s also a deep-breathing, atmospheric novel.

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Review of ‘On Swift Horses’

It’s 1956, and in the American West, military servicemen are returning from Korea and Japan looking for work, the fledgling interstate system is going up, and bomb tests draw Nevada tourists to watch the explosions. This is the backdrop for Shannon Pufahl’s assured debut, On Swift Horses, set in a time and place where the…

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