Whiskey When We’re Dry - John Larison

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From a fantastic new voice in literature, Whiskey When We’re Dry is an historical adventure novel that redefines the typical American Western epic. Growing up on the frontier with her father, Jessilyn is a gifted shooter used to being fiercely independent. So when her father dies, rather than succumb to life as a wife and mother, Jessilyn becomes Jessie, and sets off west in search of her outlaw brother, Noah. Told in three parts, and exploring issues of gender identity, sexual identity, family and alcoholism, the novel has themes that are quite timely, yet is also still made mesmerizing by Jessilyn’s unique voice and complex character. Her quest takes on America as a whole, and the history that has stayed with this country all along.

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ISBN: 9780735220447
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Viking - August 21st, 2018

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