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3.75  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Trapped in the orbit of the buttes and a black obsidian Clovis, Hanna is sure there’s nothing romantic about her hot and dusty job as an archeologist in the cultural and real desert. As she negotiates the misogyny of this no-woman’s-land, she’s on the move to evade physical and spiritual abuse at the hands of oil-field boys, and guard the damaged and angelic Paul. She’s ve ...more
Paperback, 334 pages
Published January 12th 2018 by Harvard Square Editions
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Juletta Gilge
Overall pretty good. Interesting read from a new perspective.
Matt Schrowe
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clovis is a remarkable novel that forces the reader to question the delicate balance of our existence in this natural world. Like the vast western landscape where she makes her living, the protagonist, Hanna, constantly leaves the reader guessing what lies around the next corner. Her erratic behavior coupled with her overly educated eating habits continually and predictably place her in situations that leave the reader either on the edge of his or her seat or laughing out loud at the absurdity o ...more
Alyson Hagy
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An ambitious, complex novel about a region--and a main character--rife with contradictions. Hanna, a field archaeologist, is gifted and ornery and beautifully attuned to the mountains and deserts of the West. Clinton's depictions of sexism and sexual assault are timely and ring sadly true, but they are only part of his deep portrait of Hanna. The real power in this book lies in its evocation of a closely rendered natural world. Even Clinton's pillaged landscapes are painted in masterly strokes. ...more
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story took my breath away. It takes place in a state few really know, my state. The author’s depth of feeling for the land, its history, its present issues and its fate, is farsighted. His descriptions evoke the feel of places unique to the west.
A real page turner, the characters felt real. I often chuckled at an apt and astute description of the people you are likely to run into out here.
Everything I love about Wyoming shows up in the story of Hanna, she’s very much a woman of our time.
Aug 16, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was sort of enjoying this book right up until the frat boy fantasy of a lesbian seeing an erect penis, deciding she should reward it for existing, and climbing on for a ride. I don't know any/many straight women who would do this much less lesbian women. The book lost me at that point and I struggled to finish it.
Kristin Groom
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
I wanted to love this book, but it was pretty disappointing overall. It didn’t really seem like there was an overall plot and a lot of the story felt stereotypical and pretentious, particularly in the character development. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t my jam.
Crystal Harkness
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An interesting book with exciting characters. Worth a read.
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Jack Clinton was born in Price, Utah. Then, his mother moved the family to the Suburbs of New Haven, Connecticut. Jack was not on a college track in high school, and left the East Coast after graduating for the mountains of Wyoming.

Jack came of age in Wyoming in the company of ski bums, climbing bums, mountain guides, river guides, itinerate hippies, rednecks, and crazy people.

Eventually, he atten

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