by Charles McNichols
paperback, 208 pages
The University of Nebraska Press does well by California readers. This is a little-known treasure, the story of a young southern California ranch boy who goes off adventuring with his Mohave friends. Conveying the flavor of Mohave life, this beautifully written tale provides important cultural history and a great story. Often compared to Huckleberry Finn. Now out of print, a few copies left.