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Critical Praise

"The story is set in 1880s Wyoming, and Leung has re-created the warp and woof of the territory with faithful clarity…. An indelible picture of the Wyoming Territory and two unlikely lovers."

Shelf Awareness

"A fascinating depiction of life, love, and racial strife in the mining camps of the 19th-century American West…. In this work of insight and sensitivity, Leung succinctly portrays how Chinese miners of the era were resented and what happened to people who crossed the racial barrier."

Library Journal

"Heartfelt…. Leung’s writing is so clear and lovely and his characters are so well-realized…. The character of Wing speaks eloquently for thousands of Chinese miners whose voices are lost to history."

Dallas Morning News

"An engaging and beguiling novel about prejudice, relationships and the possibilities of redemption."

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[A] lyrical sophomore novel…. Evocative…. Leung’s subtle, perceptive saga closes on notes both touching and patriotic."

Publishers Weekly