The First Dance

The First Dance

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Miles City, Montana, 1885. Barnaby Skye's mixed-blood son, Dirk, has just married a beautiful Metis girl, Therese, but his position as a civilian translator for the U.S. Army threatens to shatter their union. When Dirk is forced to serve in the brutal campaign between Montana's disgruntled cattle ranchers and the native Metis people, a distraught Therese flees--on their wedding night. Though they have been torn apart, Therese and Dirk share a powerful bond and a common cause: the desire to help the displaced Metis find a home. Their love pulls them toward reconciliation and new hope for Therese's people.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 349 pages
  • 104.14 x 167.64 x 27.94mm | 158.76g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765361744
  • 9780765361745
  • 1,403,298

Review quote

A multilayered story of the eternal struggle between faith and violence, racial discrimination and equality, rejection and acceptance a novel with soul. "Billings Gazette" Richard S. Wheeler shows how smooth prose and careful historical accuracy, combined with his deep understanding of the land where he lives, produces a superior novel. "True West" Wheeler is a writer's writer, whose prose has the authority of hand-set type but sparkles like horseshoes on flint rock. "Kirkus Reviews""show more

About Richard S Wheeler

Richard S. Wheeler is the author of more than fifty novels of the American West. He holds six Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime contributions to the literature of the West. He lives in Livingston, Montana, near Yellowstone Park, and is married to Sue Hart, an English professor at Montana State University in Billings.show more

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