May 2013 Debut of the Month. A breathtakingly brilliant debut novel in the tradition of Cormac McCarthy, inspired by the life of legendary female outlaw Jessie Hickman. A 'Piece of Passion' from Sam Redman, Assistant Editor, Allen & Unwin... 'The Burial is an astonishing debut that grabbed me by the scruff of the neck well over a year ago and still hasn’t released its grip. Reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy but with the feistiest heroine around, it combines a startling skill for describing landscape with a gothic touch that grabs the reader from the outset. Just like Jessie holds onto life with everything she has, down to teeth and broken nails, you will want to hold onto this novel from start to finish, and even then you will be reluctant to put it down.'