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Published August 25, 2020

In this webinar, recorded August 25, 2020, David Heska Wanbli Weiden discusses his debut thriller, Winter Counts, in conversation with Kasey Jernigan. Winter Counts is a groundbreaking thriller about a vigilante on a Native American reservation who embarks on a dangerous mission to track down the source of a heroin influx.

Winter Counts is a marvel. It’s a thriller with a beating heart and jagged teeth. This book is a brilliant meditation on power and violence, and a testament to just how much a crime novel can achieve. Weiden is a powerful new voice. I couldn’t put it down.” — Tommy Orange, author of There There

“I’ve been waiting most of my life for this book without realizing it. Winter Counts is a knowing, authentic, closely observed novel about modern-day Lakotas that rings absolutely true, warts and all. The sense of place is breathtaking and raw. It’s a hell of a debut.” — C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Long Range

This webinar is part of our Virginia Festival of the Book’s “Shelf Life” series. Sign up for the Virginia Festival of the Book’s e-newsletter to learn about future discussions as they are announced.

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