HANK NUWER. Sons of the Dawn: A Basque Odyssey


HANK NUWER. Sons of the Dawn: A Basque Odyssey. Shalako Press, Softcover 324 pages, $14.55. shalakopress.com

As a young magazine writer, Hank Nuwer trailed sheep on assignment.  This novel celebrates a way of Western life now gone.  In this literary tale of the Old West, Anton and Nicky Ibarra flee the Basque Country of Spain to serve as apprentices on an Idaho sheep ranch.  They run up against a cunning, ruthless cattle baron named Faro Sinclair who thinks nothing of slaughtering herders and stock on the rangeland.