In The Cold Millions, Jess Walter tries another mixed genre, the Western historical novel, and shows he is a master at investigating the “hobo” world of 1909.
Jess Walter’s first novel in eight years arrives with the weight of high expectations. His last, Beautiful Ruins, was a surprising and well-deserved bestseller. His previous fiction—including crime novels, a 9/11 tale and short stories—were rapturously reviewed.
In The Cold Millions, Walter tries another mixed genre, the Western historical novel, and shows he is…
Jess Walter may not be the first writer to come out of Spokane, Washington, but he has certainly put it on the literary map. In his latest novel, The Cold Millions, the bestselling author draws readers into a tale set just after the turn of the 20th century in the mining, agricultural and railroad hub of Spokane.