Fiction. 1863, New Mexico Territory. Shot full of holes and on the run from the relentless pursuit of his one-time friend now intent on retribution, Confederate deserter Everett Root finds himself navigating the brutal desert headed to the town of Mesilla, where he believes salvation lies. But when Everett stumbles on a cache of silver, and a young girl who's lost everything, he is forced to take stock of his past and his future. Full of sprawling landscapes and wild gunmen, Mesilla is a story of one man's resolve to rectify the wrongs he has committed and make peace with his place in the world.
Robert James Russell is the author of the collection Don't Ask Me to Spell It Out and the novel Sea of Trees, and a founding editor of the literary journals Midwestern Gothic and CHEAP POP. He lives in Michigan.Author City: ANN ARBOR, MI USA