A cross between True Grit and Huckleberry Finn, Bohemian Girl is the Bohemian answer to Willa Cather. Novelist Terese Svoboda lifts the shadows of American history as she illuminates one brave girl's determined quest for self-discovery.
“Hollywood has handed us an American West of cowboys, cattle, train whistles, and Indian wars, but Terese Svoboda offers a different glimpse of history, from the perspective of a young girl abandoned by her own father to make her way in a world that has mostly cruelty to offer. . . . An eloquent exploration of the Wild West from the perspective of one of its victims who refuses to be victimized.” —Andi Diehn, ForeWord
“Creating a western world as raucous and unpredictable as any imagined by Larry McMurtry, and teeming with characters as tragically heroic as those created by Willa Cather, Svoboda offers a vividly distinctive tale of the American frontier.” —Carol Haggas, Booklist starred review
About Terese Svoboda (Omaha, Nebraska Author)
A recent Guggenheim Fellow, Terese Svoboda is the author of six books of fiction, seven books of poetry, a prize-winning memoir, a book of translation from the Nuer, and a biography of the radical poet Lola Ridge. "Terese Svoboda is one of those writers you would be tempted to read regardless of the setting or the period or the plot or even the genre.”--Bloomsbury Review