Hardwater

978-1-881515-68-5 Paperback
5.5 x 8.5. 224 pp.
Pub Date: 12/10/2004
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Winner of the 2003 George Garrett Fiction Prize: Novel
Hoback flees to Wyoming to escape the big city violence that cost him his wife and almost turned him into a killer. Life is good in Hardwater until somebody butchers three people like deer, packs their bodies with uranium ore, and sends Hoback a poem, challenging him to stop the killing. The poet reveals an intimate knowledge of Hoback's violent past—and a perverse and terrifying interest in his son. This haunting tale of murder, betrayal, and a father's love takes place in a Wyoming uranium-mining town set in the middle of the wildest, most beautiful country south of Alaska.

Published by Texas Review Press