Publisher: Pinnacle Press Publishing
“Michael Matson’s story collection, THE CHINESE GIRL, does what it takes to make good Western stories. He populates them with good bad guys, good good guys, indifferent bad guys, kids, women, and ‘wimmin. This collection contains inter-related stories with grizzly story tellers who keep their youthful audiences enthralled, surprise endings, and two novella-length tales of steely determination and, just perhaps, a little vengeance. Matson’s voice is tough and clear, and his stories read like a cross between “Gunsmoke” and “Have Gun, Will Travel.” Sardonic at times, the stories unfold expertly, and this skill in the writing takes them beyond simply Western genre to an altogether pleasant reading experience.”—By Eva Hunter, executive editor of the anthology SOL: ENGLISH WRITING IN MEXICO; author of A LITTLE MORMON GIRL, THE LORD OF THE DOLLS, THE COUNCIL OF WOMEN; ...