Wounded
Percival Everett
256 pages, hardcover: $23
Graywolf Press, 2005.

Set in the Red Desert of Wyoming, this novel is a modern-day Western with a twist. John Hunt, a black horse trainer, gets pulled into the dark currents of hate crimes when an Indian friend’s cows are killed by racists and a friend’s gay son disappears. Author Percival Everett delivers a strong story of intolerance, love and redemption.