This was the third book I've read by James Markert. Although there was some "weird" things going on like in the other two books, I think this one made more sense in the long run. I had read other books on the dust bowl that hit the Midwest in the thirties, but this expanded it even more. Parts of the book were like Biblical plagues hitting the town of Nowwhere, Oklahoma. Interestingly from chapter one until the "epilogue" was only a week and a half. It seemed to span a much longer period of time than that. So much was covered in this short period of time.
The author seems to base his books in small communities with an assortment of strange and unusual characters. This book was no exception. There was contention among them, then goodwill, then banning together for a common cause.
Although I'm not personally fond of books with these strange and unusual occurrences, many will enjoy the escape from everyday reality for a while into a world of whimsical and strange circumstances.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to write a review.