Spare, haunting, lyrical, Sundown, Yellow Moon is a piercing study of love and betrayal, grief and desire, youth and remembrance. Larry Watson not only brings to life a distinct period in history but, most affectingly, reveals the interplay of memory, secrets, and the passage of time.
Praise for Sundown, Yellow Moon
"Watson succeeds impressively, especially in deepening our understanding of first love."
-Alan Cheuse, Chicago Tribune
"A marvelous evocation of a time and place and of high school existence when it was considerably less ferocious than it is today . . . Sundown, Yellow Moon] twitches aside the curtain to reveal the menace and mendacity lurking behind placid and mundane lives."
-Minneapolis Star Tribune
" An] oddly heartbreaking story: allowed to run amok, the past becomes a monster capable of devouring the present."
"Larry Watson takes the less-traveled roads, through landscapes and heartscapes vaguely familiar, intensely poetic and always jangling. . . . He has established himself as one of the leading poetic realists, painting his stories across the canvas of interiors: small-town America and the human heart."
-San Jose Mercury News, on Orchard