A probing memoir examining family tragedy on the Great Plains
A surprise rodeo leaves a buffalo bull dead and a cowboy gored to death. Seeing the death of the one man who was kind to him, and knowing it was his fault, Dawn Morgan's father goes on a bender and ends up dead. His sudden death and the mystery around it, combined with the blundering way Morgan learns of it, forces her to reflect not only on the events of the bloodied corral, but also the buffalo herds decimated and Indigenous Peoples displaced to make way for settlement in what was becoming ranching country in the prairies.
About the Author
Born and raised in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Dawn Morgan is currently Associate Professor of English at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick.