Author: Helen Sedwick
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Ten Gallon Press (November 8, 2012)
Set against the time of the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, Helen Sedwick's debut novel COYOTE WINDS is based on her father's tales of growing up on a farm in Eastern Colorado in the 1920s. Unlike typical Dust Bowl stories of suffering and loss, his tales brimmed with adventure, trouble-making, and an unfenced boyhood.
COYOTE WINDS pays tribute to his tales in the story of two boys, seventy years apart, living very different lives. In the 1930s Depression era, Myles Vincent snares rattlesnakes, dodges tornadoes, and tames a coyote. In 2003, his grandson Andy feels suffocated by his over-protective mother and the supervised routine of a modern boy. When he discovers a box his grandfather Myles left for him with stories of his adventures, Andy heads out to discover what’s left of the wild prairie.