"One of the year’s best works of fiction."
"Moving… Absorbing… Magnificently imagined."
–The Boston Globe
"Brilliant… A masterpiece… Charging Elk [is] one of the most resonant characters of our current literature."
"Ambitious, moving and altogether nourishing… Welch’s novel moves with sensual grace… A novel with an expansiveness of heart and mind, an intimate analogue of Indian estrangement worthy of any readerly voyage."
"Powerful… An engaging, pointed, heartfelt examination of culture clash and the debilitating effects of otherness."
–San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle
"Vivid [and] evocative… A story of survival… It’s a familiar story, but Welch takes the conceit one step further, creating a Wild West show of his own."
–Los Angeles Times Book Review