Western Lit: Benjamin Percy’s Characters Head Westward in Post-Apocalyptic America in His Compelling ‘The Dead Lands’

“Every story might seem unique and particular, but is actually recurring, in conversation with others,” observes a man in Oregon-born writer Benjamin Percy’s third novel. “We’re all characters caught in a cycle of ruin and renewal.” What if a global flu pandemic resulted in nuclear war? The Dead Lands begins 150 years after such a catastrophe […]