From the Booker Prize–winning author of The English Patient comes a visionary novel about an icon of American violence.
William Bonney a.k.a. "Billy the Kid," killed his first man when he was twelve. By the time he was twenty-one he had, by his own reckoning, slain nineteen more. In the intervening years he had become "Billy the Kid," bloodthirsty ogre and outlaw saint.
Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime...