“A propulsive and meaningful meditation on redemption and loss. Witty, electrifying, vivid, and thoroughly original.” — DENNIS LEHANE
"Crackles with noirish delights" — NEWSWEEK
"Sternbergh is an original, grandly irreverent writer." —WASHINGTON POST
Welcome to Caesura, Tx, aka The Blinds, a dusty town in the Texas Panhandle cut off from the outside world and populated entirely by former criminals and witnesses put in protective custody. The twist: None of these people know who they are, because all of them have had their memories of their pasts erased. All the better to give them a fresh start and a second chance. But one thing is clear to them: If they leave the Blinds, they will end up dead.
For eight years, Sheriff Calvin Cooper has kept an uneasy peace—but after a suicide and a murder in quick succession, the town’s residents revolt. Cooper has his own secrets to protect, so when his new deputy starts digging, he needs to keep one step ahead of her—and the mysterious outsiders who threaten to tear the whole place down. The more he learns, the more the hard truth is revealed: The Blinds is no sleepy hideaway. It’s simmering with violence and deception, aching heartbreak and dark betrayals.
"A thrilling Western unlike any you've read before." — VULTURE
“Brilliantly original... a hell of a ride.” — SMITH HENDERSON, AUTHOR OF FOURTH OF JULY CREEK
"A tense, broiling, 21st-century Western with a crafty premise... Every time the reader thinks this story’s turning right, it takes a hard left." — KIRKUS REVIEWS (★STARRED REVIEW)
"A quick-paced story of crime and deception." — DALLAS MORNING NEWS
“A wild fever-dream of a novel.” — JULIA DAHL, AUTHOR OF INVISIBLE CITY AND CONVICTION"Guilt, memory, and redemption swirl through this inventive science-fiction-based thriller."—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“Adam Sternbergh tops my list of drop-everything-and-read novelists.” — GREGG HURWITZ, AUTHOR OF ORPHAN X AND NOWHERE MAN
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