In 1938, twenty years after the events in The Hearts of Horses, Martha and Henry Frazer’s nineteen-year-old son Bud sets out for Hollywood, with his sights set on becoming a stunt rider in the movies–and hoping to rub shoulders with the silver screen heroes of his childhood. On the long bus ride south, Bud meets Lily Shaw, a bold, outspoken young woman with her heart set on becoming a screenwriter. The two form an unlikely friendship that will carry them through their tumultuous days in Hollywood–and as it happens, for the rest of their lives.
“Gloss is masterful at evoking an era and place that, despite their distance from us, feel both present and timeless.” —Oregonian
“A send-up of the cowboy myth that replaces it with something more valuable—a cowboy with heart.” —Booklist