Here in Tucson we just can’t get enough of OK Corral mythology, and lovers of Tombstone lore will relish the backstory details about Doc Holliday served up in style by Mary Doria Russell in Doc.
This well-crafted novel fairly crackles with fascinating historical fact, evocative descriptions of the West when it was wild and razor-sharp dialog. When Russell was at the Tucson Festival of Books last March, she noted that she was on her way to Tombstone to research volume II of this remarkable fictional retelling. She’ll be back at Festival 2013 this March, and I hope she’ll have lots of progress to report. Volume II just can’t get here fast enough.