“Don Bredes is a writer whose work I’ve admired for many years, but I was especially taken with The Fifth Season, the work of a singular talent at the height of his powers. . . . This is a brisk and well-shaped story of crime and detection; yet it’s more than that. It’s also a work of considerable literary ambition and solid achievement, one that deserves a wide audience.” —Jay Parini, author of The Apprentice Lover
“From its appealingly reluctant sleuth-hero, Hector Bellevance, to its precise and lovely language, to its terrifying climax in a quiet Vermont town, The Fifth Season is the most surprising, original, and entertaining literary thriller I’ve read since James Lee Burke’s Purple Cane Road.” —Howard Frank Mosher, author of A Stranger in the Kingdom
From the Trade Paperback edition.