Oregonian Top 10 NW Book of 2013

“The larger questions of how we live and die and comfort each other in between are the true focus of this funny, moving novel.”
—Los Angeles Review of Books

“An entertainingly offbeat first novel.”

“This offbeat, droll debut [is] a diverting narrative of a young man’s roundabout path to finding his way again.” —Publishers Weekly

“With this beautiful and rambunctious novel, Don Waters shows he’s in the top rank of the new generation of American writers.” 
—Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

“Don Waters’s novel is a zany adventure, a borderland thrill ride through the super-saturated Sonoran desert led by a rakish tour guide. A witty riot from first page to last!”

    —Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Battleborn