“Chiricahua and Janos supplies the kind of closely presented evidence that is necessary to critique, develop, revise, emend, and amend theoretical accounts of frontier change and social evolution.”
-Thomas D. Hall
“This is fine adventure. The pretense is that it is the South Pole Lifestyle cookbook but it is really an excellent summary of a time when to prove your manhood all you had to do was raise a million dollars and spend a year freezing your a** off in the most ghastly place on earth while starving.”
“Overall, this is a stunning achievement and an important legacy that can be appreciated by historians, artists and art students, and anyone with an interest in Native American spiritual beliefs. Do not allow the hefty price tag deter you from adding this invaluable reference to your library.”
“They are dense and highly saturated, full of weight and import. It’s clear Dodd invested herself tremendously in writing these essays, and reading them, in order to fully absorb and appreciate all that they contain, demands the same effort and investment by the reader. Some may find this sort of undistracted attention challenging, and the density and mostly introspective voice (most characters are peripheral and scenes are infrequent) could limit Dodd’s audience.
Still, the stories here offer far more than a mere “glimpse of something larger, unpricked by our own particulars, undimmed by self-referential veil or shade,” and if readers are willing to commit to Dodd’s meditative journey, it is one well worth taking.”
-Melanie Dylan Fox