* WINNER, WESTERN WRITERS OF AMERICA SPUR AWARD *

* WINNER, FOREWORD BOOK OF THE YEAR READERS’ CHOICE AWARD *

* FINALIST, FOREWORD BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD *

* FINALIST, HIGH PLAINS BOOK AWARD

“[A] brutal beautiful vision of Montana.”  Esquire

“Poet and short story writer Ray debuts as a novelist with a gripping epic of the Montana frontier. Devotees of the genre will find Ray’s lyric, often poetic saga to be equal to McCarthy’s Border Trilogy and Harrison’s Legends of the Fall.”   Kirkus Reviews (Starred)

 

“Tough, poetic, and beautiful.”Sherman Alexie, War Dances

“An expansive and luminous tale of the American West told through crystalline prose. Heartbreaking and heart pounding and not to be missed.”                                      Debra Magpie Earling, Perma Red

“Ray’s feel for the heart and soul of Montana and its people—all its people—graces every page.” Andrea Barrett, Archangel

 

“Shann Ray’s prose brings to mind Cormac McCarthy and Annie Proulx but is, thankfully, entirely his own. His work is lyrical, prophetic, brutal yet ultimately hopeful.”               Dave Eggers, What is the What

 

“In American Copper, Shann Ray harnesses his formidable sensibilities as both poet and short-form fiction writer to create a balance between the intimate and the epic.”       Malcolm Brooks, Painted Horses

American Copper is a spacious and stirring book that arcs itself across the dark skies of the West… an epic tale… annealed by powerful love.”Alyson Hagy, Boleto

“With American Copper, Ray announces himself as one of the finest writers working today.” Peter Geye, The Lighthouse Road