Happy—like blissed-out never-saw-it-coming happy—to note that Publisher’s Weekly has seen fit not only to review Opportunity, Montana (pub. date 3.26.13), but to review it kindly, and then slap a star on it. You know what the star means? The star denotes a book the PW editors have deemed “of outstanding quality.” Sweet….
Here’s an excerpt for which I’m especially grateful:
Tyer laces his withering descriptions with an outsider’s appreciation for the myth and reality of the 21st-century West, some heartfelt words on the pleasures of canoeing wild rivers, and a moving exploration of his strained relationship with his late father. It’s a complex tangle of themes, but the book finds a concise focus when Tyer observes the ‘perverse poetry’ and grim logic of pouring staggering amounts of waste into a place that’s already hideously polluted, because ‘the waste had to go somewhere. Waste always does.’
Please do READ THE WHOLE THING HERE.