Okay, I doubled down on Galvin, just like I have with various other authors, but unlike various other authors Galvin’s work is so painfully close to home. Fencing the Sky is a beautiful book filled with not so beautiful things. Imagine the theme of the violently changing West with storm fronts of humanity and nature coming to death blows. On a side note, this was happening way back when we we lived in these same parts. I heard a few months ago our original ranch was just subdivided into 40-acres lots. I can’t tell you what this did, and continues to do, to my heart and soul.(It’s never been proven I have either.)
I read this book in one day while sitting along the Rio Grande. It sounds poetic but it wasn’t. Bug bites, lightning, nagging work duties, etc., but the book just kept pulling me back. “I just left you alone until you were done,” my wife said. Thankfully.
If you like interesting characters, beautiful description of the West and having your blood boil over what you know this book of fiction is alerting us about actual fact. Get it, read it.