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"[T]his Godforsaken Place blends its narrative with historical fact, a feature made possible by Dr. Gault’s extensive research."
"The main character, Abigail, was strong, opinionated, witty and intelligent. The historic setting was interesting and the writing was superb."
"[H]istory is retold in thrilling fashion and shapes the course of the final chapters of this fast-paced, beautifully written yarn.”
-The Chronicle Journal
"[W]e're handing the mic over to a writer whose work features a strong female character that does not fit the traditional mold."
"Abigail's brash, dryly humorous voice makes her an engaging heroine….[h]er descriptions of the mostly unpopulated landscape are starkly beautiful."
"Gault managed to smoothly weave these two very different historical episodes into the story of Abigail Peacock from Wabigoon, Ontario."
"[Gault reimagines] the Western in the tradition of Canadian writers like Patrick deWitt (The Sisters Brothers) and Guy Vanderhaeghe (The Englishman's Boy) who update a touchstone genre and make it their own."
"In her researches into the famed characters of the American West and Louis Riel’s North West Rebellion, Gault was looking for a geographical nexus in which to intertwine the lives of her protagonist Abigail Peacock with an escaped member of Jesse James’ gang and famed Métis leader Gabriel Dumont."