Lily Burana

  • The Legend of Colton H. Bryant

    The American West is a region of subtle, folksy flavors, each state characterized by an externally reinforced image: Colorado radiates an aura of upscale hippie crunch, Texas struts strike-it-big bling, Utah dazzles under the long shadow of Mormonism (and Sundance), and New Mexico pipes out a pleasing desert spirituality.

    Wyoming, meanwhile, welters under a stubborn, wind-savaged crust of tough luck. Alexandra Fuller’s third book, The Legend of Colton H. Bryant, is part memoir, part case study of the chapped-knuckle gestalt of the Cowboy State. Though Colton Bryant is basically a salt-of-the-earth