Thomas Hall, a young nineteenth-century Bostonian, goes West to escape his rocky relationship with his mother. An idealistic newspaperman and dreamer, Hall is fascinated by Wild West shows and dime novels. He boards a train bound for Nevada but only goes as far as New Mexico. Hall's journey exposes him to love and death, greed and betrayal, and helps him learn that the truth isn't always what is printed in black and white.
Original title: Careless Love, Or the Land of Promise
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ North America→ Pioneering & Westward Movement
Fiction→ Western→ Coming of Age