Magic realism meets myth in the real and imaginary efforts of two small towns when they face encroaching corruption and evil.
"River of Ghosts explores the disarmingly complex territory of an Iowa region. Mapping the latest trends in American society as well as the ancient legends of Native time, Robert Gish bestows both surface realism and spiritual depth on that territory. The result is a winning combination."
“The people are alive, striving, tragic, often humorous. These are authentic and poignant blues whose melodies will play in your mind long after the book is finished.”
“Robert Gish has his finger on the pulse of the West. First Horses
is a fine collection of stories about who we Westerners are, how we got here--and where do we go from now?”
Gish ranges through settings as diverse as the California coast and the ghost-haunted hills of Indian Territory in a narrative panorama of cultural diversity.